Two Who Dared


Reader Evan Daze (of the Dazed Reader blog) points to this interesting Houston Chronicle catch-up story with John Lawrence and Tryon Garner, the two men at the center of last year's Supreme Court case invalidating the nation's remaining sodomy laws.

Lawrence and Garner remain friends and date other people. Neither were activists before their case, and they still aren't. Neither is fond of President Bush. Both support the right of gay people to marry but aren't interested themselves….

Both laugh at the idea of cashing in with a book or a TV movie deal, and they shun comparisons some have made to Jane Roe of abortion rights fame or Rosa Parks, a civil rights icon.