Georgia fornication ruling

[JURIST] Monday's judgment of the Georgia Supreme Court striking down that state's 1833 anti-fornication law (Georgia Code 16-6-18 [text]) is now online. Read the unanimous ruling in In re. J.M.[PDF opinion], holding that government may not 'reach into the bedroom of a private residence and criminalize the private, noncommercial, consensual acts of two persons legally capable of consenting' to sexual activity. The ACLU, which argued the case, has applauded the decision [ACLU press release].



 

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