The man who got the Supreme Court to toss out Texas's anti-sodomy law died last month, and the news came out over the holidays.
In a way it's not surprising that John Lawrence's death flew under the radar -- the man who helped grab headlines and shattered old laws about gays was a determinedly private person who didn't seek the limelight.
He died of a heart condition November 20, the Houston Chronicle reported.
The other man who got caught by police engaging in anal sex, Tyrone Garner, died of meningitis five years ago.
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Awhile back we talked to the cop who made the arrest that led to history; it's interesting to think what would have happened if charges were not filed.