For those who may not know, the Supreme Court has struck down “sodomy laws” in 1996. Section 912 was enacted in 2004, and is the state's fourth attempt to pass a sodomy law since the Supreme Court's ruling, but the other three were defeated in the state legislature. In a concurring opinion, Judge Smith, joined by Judges Friedman and Mundy, wrote that he was “struck by the seeming ubiquity of such enactments in other states, particularly in the wake of the 1996 decision by the United States Supreme Court in Lawrence v. Texas... The Court of Common Pleas and the Superior Court acknowledged the novelty of the questions presented, but upheld the statute, as did the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. In the absence of judicial guidance, it seems to me that the only way to avoid the recurrent progeny of unconstitutionality is to declare the Act unconstitutional forthwith.”
In a surprising development, a state appellate court in Pennsylvania has ruled that the state's 2004 “sodomy” law, which criminalizes sex between consenting adults of the same gender is unconstitutional. The three-judge panel of the Commonwealth Court, concluding that Section 912 of the state's “General Public Law” is unconstitutional under the due process and equal protection clauses of the Pennsylvania Constitution. The three-judge panel found that the sodomy law criminalizes sexual conduct between individuals of the same sex, and that the statute was not rationally related to a legitimate purpose. Section 912 makes it a crime to engage in deviate sexual intercourse, i.e., to engage in sexual conduct, other than heterosexual marital coitus, with a person of the same sex, or to perform a sexual act on another person of the same sex. The decision in Pennsylvania v. Williams, No. 723 MDA 2003 is available here: Pennsylvania v. Williams
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