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On what basis did the Court strike down the sodomy law in Lawrence v. Texas?

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The Supreme Court struck down the Texas sodomy law on the basis of substantive due process.  It appears (though this is somewhat contested) that the Court used a “rational basis” test to do so.

In general, courts allow legislatures to make any laws they like.  They only step in when those laws discriminate excessively and unnecessarily against a given group.  The courts have said that laws...

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