"Bowers vs. Hardwick" Argumentative Essay by Calwriter

"Bowers vs. Hardwick"
This paper argues that the U.S. Supreme Court case, "Bowers vs. Hardwick" (1986), which denied the fundamental right of homosexuals to engage in acts of consensual sodomy, was flawed.
# 54800 | 930 words | 2 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Jan 05, 2005 in Law (Constitution) , Law (Historic Trials)

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This paper explains that the "Bowers vs. Hardwick" decision meant that engaging in homosexual acts between consenting adults, even in the privacy of their homes, could be considered a criminal offence; the exercise of such law by certain states did not constitute a violation of one's fundamental rights or liberty under the Due Process Clause. The author points out that the decision in "Bowers vs. Hardwick" conflicts with several other previous and similar right-of-privacy decisions of the Court, including "Griswold vs. Connecticut" (1965). The paper relates that "Bowers vs. Hardwick" was overruled by the courts 16 years later.

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