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On Ma3^ 15 the U?I Broadcast iTire carried this nevjs; THE SUPREME
C OURT !IAS AGAIIl SIDESTEPPED THE ISSUE OF JUST HO'J J1UCH STATES HAY
REGULATE PRIVATE SE7UJAL ACTS ^-liOUG ADULTS. HithoUT COItlEHT...
THE JUSTICES FXJECTED AIT APPEAL BY A ITOPvTE CAROLINA I^SSAGE PARLOR
OILTER COilVICTED UUDER TEE STATE’S ATTI-H0770SEXUAL LATH THE COURT
HAS COUSISTEITTLY REFUSED TO REVIE’'' STATE LAT^S DEALIiTG UITR
KOHOSEIUJALS. ' ^ ^ ^
The case described (Enslin v. Uallford, iio. 77-1066) involved
t he 1974 sodor’.y conviction of Euf^ene Enslin, operator of the
T ril’Iassae Parlor in Jacksonville, K.C. Enslin was rechallenging
t he constitutionality of the state ban on the abominable and,
d etestable crime against nature as overly vague and a denial of
his rirht to equal protection of the lax7S.
Only Justices Brennan and Marshall voted to consider the Enslin
c ase—two votes short.
Enslin has already served his time in prison nine months of
a one-year sentence. For Enslin, a Supreme Court ruling against
IT .C. General Statute 14-177 would have restored his full citizen-
ship, now denied him as a com/icted felon.
Ai earlier appeal by Enslin was turned doT-m by the high court in
1976. At that time the Supreme Court considered without oral
a rguraents a separate case on the Virginia sodomy law and affirmed
5-3 a lower federal court ruling that the Virginia law was
I have a feeling they simply cannot agree on their rationale
f or the privacy decisions in the sexual realm, Enslin asked
b y LAfIBDA TJhy he thought the high court had tx^ice refused to deal
head-on with the constitutionality of state sodomy laxjs.
The recent birth control and abortion decisions of the court
indicated the justices could not agree on why they were doing
what they were doing, Enslin said. They don’t really want to
face the whole subject of sex."
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H S B 0 R 0 PROF P L A 17 S IT E H COURSE
An anthropology professor at UITC-Greensboro says he will likely
propose an honor’s course for next spring that ’will examine the
role and status of homosexuals in primitive and contemporary
societies, Including our oxm.' ,,
Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald, using the working title of Homosexuality:
A Cross-cultural Approach, ’ thinks it is appropriate that an
anthropologist would teach about homosexuality in its proper
context. ' But he admits that tx7o years ago, when he was not a full
professor, he xjould not have considered suggesting the idea to his
colleages. ITow he expects the tv7o biggest obstacles to continua-
t ion of such a course i-jould be too fex^ student takers and
initially, if Dr. Fitzgerald xrere not to gain approval for an
honors course he could of far an experimental course, x-7hich does
not require approval but does require 10 students.
Topics for the course might include The Socialization of
S exuality: Personality Development' and ’ Cross-cultural analysis
of Sex Roles,*' to give but tx70 examples.
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