are you & I next?
I had been thinking about this too. Why would a man be arrested for just trying to hook up with someone?
The following is a press release from the ACLU of Oklahoma Foundation:
In the Supreme Court case of Lawrence v. Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court makes clear in their decision that engaging in same-sex sexual relations is a constitutionally protected activity that may not be criminalized so long as it's (1) adult, (2) consensual, (3) private, and (4) non-commercial. From the media reports surrounding the arrest of Rev. Lonnie Latham, the ACLU of Oklahoma questions why Rev. Latham was arrested. It appears that all the above criteria were met. The ACLU of Oklahoma would also ask if the Oklahoma City police department would make the same type of arrest at any number of heterosexual “cowboy bars” where women (and men) are propositioned loudly and often. Therefore, the questions concerning “equal protection” arises.
The ACLU of Oklahoma Foundation makes no judgment on Rev. Latham’s actions but rather questions the validity of his arrest.
“Deus nobis cerevisiam dedit quia nos felices esse vult” -Benjamin Franklin