Lambda Legal will host its 8th annual breakfast on Friday, June 24, 2011, celebrating the historic U.S. Supreme Court victory that struck down sodomy laws nationwide, Lawrence v. Texas. This year’s keynote speaker will be State Representative Jessica Farrar.
In the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision, the United States Supreme Court declared Texas’s “Homosexual Conduct” law, which made it a crime for two people of the same sex to have oral or anal sex, unconstitutional.
In January 2011, State Representative Jessica Farrar authored HB 604– Repeal of the Offense of Homosexual Conduct. This bill would repeal the law declared unconstitutional in the Lawrence v. Texas decision and would also amend the Health and Safety Code to delete the statement that homosexual conduct is not an acceptable lifestyle and is a criminal offense.
Lambda Legal’s 8th Annual Lawrence Celebration
Friday, June 24, 2011 • 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. (remarks at 8:00 a.m.)
The Plaza Club at Downtown • 49th Floor of One Shell Plaza
910 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002
RSVP (214) 219-8585 or [email protected]