Griswold v. Connecticut

Today in Supreme Court history is a big one:

Justice William O. Douglas wrote for the majority, "Would we allow the police to search the sacred precincts of marital bedrooms for telltale signs of the use of contraceptives? The very idea is repulsive to the notions of privacy surrounding the marriage relationship."

Later decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court extended the principles of Griswold beyond its particular facts.

Right to birth control for unmarried couples, 1972 Eisenstadt v. Baird (1972).

Right to abortion for any woman, 1973

Right to contraception for juveniles at least 16 years of age, 1977

Right to same-sex marriage, 2015

Only time will tell if the US Supreme Court will revisit this issue.


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