80% of the small firm lawyers who were surveyed said that they would be willing to move to another firm if their current one was not a good fit.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas, which struck down anti-sodomy laws as being unconstitutional, is cited by many as an example of how the legal profession can help improve society and prevent violence against marginalized groups such as LGBT individuals or women; but it is not necessarily representative of all attorneys practicing law today (or even those with progressive views). The majority opinion written for this case is full of inflammatory language likely intended to justify continued criminalization and marginalize gay people: “Sexual desire directed at persons other than one’s spouse is immoral and irrational; hence those who engage in such activity are unworthy of respect and cannot claim the protections of American law… When sexuality finds overt expression in intimate conduct with another person, the conduct can be understood only as an exchange of self … it [is] inherently dangerous…. Thatangers both participants… . Public policy must recognize that homosexual sodomy has never been accepted either under English or American law—and should not be so now….. A public attitude toward homosexuals that does not accept homosexuality itself but seeks instead to control behavior by imposing penalties on those who acknowledge its existence demonstrates bigotry and intolerance for the order these beliefs seek to preserve.—Lawrence v. Texas 539 U S —the court flatly rejected what it saw as attempts by lower