On This Day: May 15th, 2002

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On This Day: May 15th, 2002

May 15th, 2002

The Ohio Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state’s “importuning” law, a law that made it illegal to ask someone of the same gender for sex. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that Ohio’s importuning law violated federal and state equal protection guarantees.


  • Glassman, Anthony. “Importuning Law is Gone.” 17 May 2002. Gay People’s Chronicle, 14 May 2010.
  • Painter, George. “The Sensibilities of Our Forefathers:  The History of Sodomy Laws in the United States– Ohio.” 10 August 2004. Sodomy Laws, 14 May 2010.
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