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1967

1967-05-22Supreme Court issues ruling in Boutilier vs. INS

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court rules, in Boutilier v. INS, that under the 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act, the Immigration and Naturalization Service can exclude foreign nationals who were homosexual from coming to the United States. Congress, it said, clearly intended that homosexuals be included under the phrase of “psychopathic personality,” a category of individuals who were excluded from the United States. The decision involved Clive Boutilier, a Canadian.

 

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