Extractions: International Edition MEMBER SERVICES The Web CNN.com Home Page World U.S. Weather ... Special Reports SERVICES Video E-mail Services CNNtoGO Contact Us SEARCH Web CNN.com Story Tools VIDEO CNN's Wolf Blitzer reports on the 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court vote that underscores a right to privacy in sexual behavior (June 26) Opinions on the verdict Lawrence v. Texas (FindLaw) Justice Scalia's dissent (FindLaw) Bowers v. Hardwick (FindLaw) SPECIAL REPORT Supreme Court justices profiles Supreme Court's notable cases Tour of the Supreme Court Supreme Court preview ... Justices' long tenure brings stability, speculation on retirement Homosexual Relations Between Consenting Adults Should Be Legal Year: % agreement Source: Gallop. Error +/- 3% WASHINGTON (CNN) The Supreme Court Thursday struck down a Texas state law banning private consensual sex between adults of the same sex in a decision gay rights groups hailed as historic. The 6-3 decision by the court reverses course from a ruling 17 years ago that states could punish homosexuals for what such laws historically called deviant sex.