Fifteen years after landmark rights that are gay, same-sex partners in Texas still face challenges in court On June 26, 2003, the Supreme Court struck straight down a Texas legislation banning sodomy that is gay a watershed minute for homosexual liberties. But 15 years later on, same-sex partners face another court case that aims to move straight straight back their liberties. Left to right: John Lawrence, Attorney Mitchell Katine and Tyron Garner celebrate the current landmark Supreme Court ruling on a Texas sodomy legislation, throughout a homosexual pride parade in Houston on June 28, 2003.