It’s a historic day in Gayville! From Box Turtle Bulletin:
Today marks a very important milestone in LGBT history. Fifty years ago today, on January 13, 1958, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered its first ever pro-gay ruling in ONE Inc. v. Olesen, a landmark decision that allowed a magazine for gays and lesbians to be sent through the U.S. mail.
the Supreme Court issued its short, one-sentence decision on January 13, 1958 without hearing oral arguments. That decision not only overturned the two lower courts, but the Court expanded the First Amendmentâ€™s free speech and press freedoms by effectively limiting the power of the Comstock Act to interfere with the written word.
Good thing, too, because otherwise we’d be out of a job!