43 judgments found.

Bowers v. Hardwick

Country: United States
Year: 1986
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 478 U.S. 186
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to privacy
Facts:

This case has been overruled by Lawrence v. Texas. The respondent, Hardwick, alleged that a Georgia state law prohibiting sodomy was unconstitutional. In 1982, the respondent was charged with violating a Georgia statute that prohibited sodomy after committing that act with another individual in the bedroom of the respondent’s home. The District Attorney later dropped …Read more

Tags: Buggery, Criminalization, Cruel and unusual punishment, Gay, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Queer, Sexual orientation, Sodomy
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Dudgeon v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1981
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 7525/76; (1981) 4 EHRR 149; [1981] ECHR 5
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to privacy
Facts:

During a police search of Applicant Dudgeon’s home on suspicion of drug activity, personal property, including correspondences and diaries describing same-sex sexual activity, was seized. Dudgeon was subsequently taken to a police station and questioned extensively about his sexual life. The prosecutor considered but eventually declined to prosecute Dudgeon under a statute prohibiting “gross indecency” …Read more

Tags: Buggery, Gay, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Queer, Sexual orientation, Sodomy
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Dudgeon v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1980
Court: European Commission of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 7525/76
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant, a gay man, brought a complaint before the Commission alleging that laws criminalizing male homosexual conduct in Northern Ireland constituted unjustified interference with his right to respect for his private life (Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights) as well as unjustifiable discrimination on sexual grounds and residency grounds (Article 14). Due …Read more

Tags: Buggery, Gay, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Sexual orientation, Sodomy
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