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In a packed Houston courtroom Nov. 3, the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund took aim at Texas’ 119-year old anti-sodomy law, arguing the time has come to declare it unconstitutional.

Titled the “Homosexual Conduct Law,” Texas Penal Code �21.06 penalizes oral or anal sex between same-sex couples as a Class C misdemeanor, which carries up to a $500 fine but no jail term.

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