A major Supreme Court decision handed down today reverses a 1986 high court decision upholding state anti-sodomy laws. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the court's majority:
"The petitioners are entitled to respect for their private lives. The state cannot demean their existence or control their destiny by making their private sexual conduct a crime."
Ruth Harlow, of the Lamda Legal Defense and Education Fund, the group that represented the defendants in the case, had this to say:
"This is a very strong ruling that we all, as individuals -- whether gay or straight -- have the liberty to choose who we'll love and how we'll do that in the privacy of our own homes..."
Of course the hate-mongers were also out today in full force condemning the decision. Even Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissented, saying "The court has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda."
I say there is no homosexual agenda other than for equal rights for all individuals, and that's not a concept the homosexual can claim as her own -- it is a consititutional right that all individuals "are created equal."