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.

SOURCES:

  • 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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