Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
You can't back up the claim you made in the post I was responding to, so now you change to claim to limit it to consensual sex acts. But your backpedaling doesn't get you anywhere, because state laws can also prohibit a number of consensual sex acts without violating the equal protection guarantee. Or are you going to try to tell us that the authors of the Fourteenth Amendment and the people who ratified it meant, in 1868, to guarantee a right to adult incest?
Incest is outlawed in part because it is too often inherently NOT consensual, as in a parent exerting blackmail over their kid. I don't need to dodge anything from you either, since only a monster tries to outlaw gay sex.


Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
You can assert that all day long, but that will not make your assertion the law. That was one of the petitioners' claims in Lawrence v. Texas, but the only one on the Court who accepted it was Justice O'Connor, in her concurring opinion. It was not the basis for the decision.
I only mentioned the most glaring constitutional flaw in unequal sodomy laws (gender discrimination), that i knew you would be unable to account for, other than homophobia. That does not mean it's my *only* objection to such laws, far from it. Others mentioned in Lawrence include substantive due process and "the Texas statute furthers no legitimate state interest which can justify its intrusion into the personal and private life of the individual"