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Is it still illegal in some states to have sex with someone of the same sex?

I heard some states still outlaw it. Can you really be arrested and prosecuted for it? If the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage and recognizes this as a plain and simple civil rights issue, will all of those anti same-sex laws be null and void?

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    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    Yes it is still illegal in some States and the Supreme Court cases could impact that.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/27/2013
    Francis John Cowhig | Universal Law Group, Inc.
    430 S. Garfield Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    (626) 308-9936
    Good question. Right now a lot depends on exactly how the Supreme Court on the Prop. 8 Challenge from California and the DOMA challenge. Until these cases are decided, no one knows what will happen or how far reaching the decisions will be. With that said, many states have "Sodomy Laws" outlawing same sex intercourse. Although on the books, these laws are rarely, if ever, enforced. What is done behind closed doors between 2 consenting adults stays behind closed doors. However, if the sexual acts are performed in public, or in a public place or in open view of the public, you can still be arrested for indecent behavior. And it doesn't matter if the acts were performed between a same sex couple or an opposite sex couple. Hope this helps.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 3/27/2013
    Nathaniel Shafer | Natty Shafer Law
    717 South 300 West, Suite B
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101
    (801) 450-2584
    Lawrence v. Texas, a 2003 U.S. Supreme Court, declared all such laws unconstitutional. No, you cannot be prosecuted for sex, conducted in private, with someone of the same sex.
    Answer Applies to: Utah - Replied: 3/27/2013
    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    Please do your own homework. This is a resource for people with legal problems.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 3/27/2013
    Maurice Ross | Barton Barton & Plotkin
    420 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY 10170
    (973) 896-7190
    The Supreme Court in Lawrence v. Texas held that state laws banning consensual sex between adults of the same sex are unconstitutional. While there are quite a few states that have such laws on their books, they are unenforceable, null and void. It would be improper to arrest an adult for having consensual same sex sexual relations.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 3/27/2013
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