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He was told that Texas' anti-sodomy statute, the "Homosexual Conduct" law, made it a Class C misdemeanor if someone "engages in deviate sexual intercourse with another individual of the same sex".Quinn decided to arrest Lawrence and Garner and charge them with having "deviate sex".Hardwick that found no privacy protection for consensual sex between homosexuals was "wrongly decided". The Court of Appeals decided to review the case en banc.Their 2–1 decision issued on June 8, 2000, ruled the Texas law was unconstitutional. Anderson and Chief Justice Paul Murphy found that the law violated the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment to the Texas Constitution, which bars discrimination based on sex, race, color, creed, or national origin. On March 15, 2001, without hearing oral arguments, it reversed the three-judge panel's decision and upheld the law's constitutionality 7–2, denying both the substantive due process and equal protection arguments.Parrott, well aware that the attorneys intended to use the case to raise a constitutional challenge, increased it to 5 with the agreement of the prosecutor.To appeal, Lawrence and Garner needed to have their cases tried in Harris County Criminal Court.

Garner and Eubanks had a tempestuous on-again off-again romantic relationship since 1990.

Justice of the Peace Mike Parrott found them guilty and imposed a 0 fine and court costs of .25 on each defendant.

When the defense attorneys realized that the fine was below the minimum required to permit them to appeal the convictions, they asked the judge to impose a higher penalty.

Quinn had discretionary authority to charge them for a variety of offenses and to determine whether to arrest them.

When Quinn considered charging them with having sex in violation of state law, he had to get an Assistant District Attorney to check the statutes to be certain they covered sexual activity inside a residence.