First, Representative Debra Danburg filed HB687, a bill that would simply remove from the books the Texas sodomy law, Section 21.06 of the Texas Penal Code.
On June 8, 2000, a three-judge panel ruled in the case of Lawrence and Garner v. Texas that the Texas sodomy law violates the Equal Rights Amendment of the Texas Constitution.
"This law has already been ruled unconstitutional.
The Texas sodomy law is not enforceable and it’s quite simply archaic," said Rep.
, who has long worked on repealing the sodomy law.