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The Chancellor said that the 6-3 decision "sends a clear and unmistakable message that such infringements are an unconstitutional violation of privacy. As the majority opinion stated," Talley explained, "a state cannot demean the existence of people or control their destiny by making private sexual conduct a crime."
"This is the right decision," the Chancellor added. Talley noted that the Philadelphia Bar Association has long supported gay rights "and the right of all people to live their lives in freedom and dignity under the law. This is a basic American tenet and we will continue to support it."