An Examination of Same-Sex Marriage After Lawrence v. Texas
For many centuries, homosexual behavior has been viewed differently by many cultures. The Greeks and Romans practiced homosexuality openly while other cultures, such as our own, condemn the practice because of religious and moral beliefs. The decision of Lawrence v. Texas has had a hefty impact on homosexual rights because it was the first instance in which the Supreme Court recognized the rights of same-sex partners to be intimate.
This thesis will explore the new rights given (although not expressly) to same· sex couples in Lawrence, the decriminalization of intimate homosexual behavior, and how these rights relate to the possible future rights of same-sex marriages or civil unions.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs; Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic; Garner, Tyron -- Trials, litigation, etc; Lawrence, John Geddes -- Trials, litigation, etc; Same sex marriage -- Law and legislation -- United States
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Musser, Lauren, "An Examination of Same-Sex Marriage After Lawrence v. Texas" (2004). HIM 1990-2015. 393.