Commonwealth of Kentucky v Watson, Supreme Court of Kentucky (1992), 842 S.W.2d 487

Judgment of the Supreme Court of Kentucky striking down the state sodomy law. The Court held that the statute violated the protection of privacy and equal protection under the Kentucky Constitution.

In September 1992, Kentucky decriminalised same-sex activity by its Supreme Court ruled that the state sodomy law was unconstitutional. The Court held that the appellees’ right to privacy was violated by the criminalising law. The Court mentioned that ”the right of privacy has been recognized as an integral part of the guarantee of liberty in our 1891 Kentucky Constitution since its inception.”