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LGBTQ Rights Pioneer Paul Smith Reflects on the 20 Years Since Lawrence v. Texas

By John Murph

Two decades ago, Paul Smith stood in front of the U.S. Supreme Court and argued on behalf of John Geddes Lawrence in Lawrence v. Texas, which resulted in the landmark decision decriminalizing sex between two consenting, same-gender adults.


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