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Supreme Court Overturns Texas Sodomy Law

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Supreme Court Overturns Texas Sodomy Law

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Supreme Court Overturns Texas Sodomy Law

Supreme Court Overturns Texas Sodomy Law

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In a victory for gay rights activists, the Supreme Court overturns a Texas law that makes it a crime for people of the same gender to engage in consensual sex. Justices rule that the law violates the constitutional right to privacy. The 6-3 decision reverses a high court ruling issued 17 years ago. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.

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