In their private lives, individuals engage in a variety of activities. Historically, particular activities have been labeled as immoral, including interracial marriages, the ability to have an abortion, and same-sex relationships.' Also included in this list is the sale of "sexual devices," which have routinely been defined as material used primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs. Such definitions have been utilized in both state statutes and city-wide ordinances throughout the country, where laws have been enacted to prohibit the sale, lease, trade, and, in some cases, possession of sexual devices.
"The Pursuit of Happiness (and Sexual Freedom): Lawrence v. Texas, Morality Legislation & the Sandy Springs Obscenity Statute,"
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