In March, the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom filed an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief in a case involving a marine who engaged in a consensual threesome and was later convicted of adultery, attempted consensual sodomy, and indecent conduct. The brief argued that prosecutors on the case were ignoring the Lawrence v. Texas Supreme Court decision in which it was decided that moral judgment is not a basis for criminalizing consensual sexual conduct.
In April, the Navy and Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals accepted NCSF’s amicus brief.
Dick Cunningham, NCSF’s Legal Counsel, said, “This is an important brief in support of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision — Lawrence v. Texas. Prosecutors and courts have no right to impose a narrow view of sexual morality on consenting adults.”
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