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1958

1958-01-13US Supreme Court Rules Gay Publication Not Obscene

In the case of One, Inc. v. Otto K. Olesen, Postmaster of Los Angeles, the United States Supreme Court unanimously overturns a set of rulings by lower courts that had supported the Post Office seizure of the gay magazine ONE on charges it was “obscene, lewd, lascivious and filthy.” The decision allowed LGBT organizations to publish magazines and newsletters without fear of postal or police censorship.

 

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