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The Future of Sodomy

19 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2012  

Libby Adler

Northeastern University - School of Law

Date Written: March 1, 2005


This article is based on a talk given at the plenary session on Lawrence v. Texas at the 2003 Lavender Law Conference held at Fordham Law School. It takes its cue from Justice Holmes that law is about prediction, and scours Lawrence for indications about sodomy’s future. Specifically, what in Lawrence might benefit sex? What in Lawrence might confirm or disrupt hetero- and homosexual identities? This article celebrates Lawrence as a victory, but cautions against ignoring a handful of danger signs for sexual practices and categories.

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Adler, Libby, The Future of Sodomy (March 1, 2005). Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 197-229, 2005; Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper . Available at SSRN:

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