Representing the LGBT Community Throughout Texas

The attorneys of Katine & Nechman in Houston, Texas are ready to represent you on LGBT-related legal issues. Both Mitchell Katine and John Nechman are proven local and national leaders in the fight for LGBT equality, and our firm firmly believes that LGBT rights are not optional.

"As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom."Katine Lawrence Garner Banner
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Lawrence v. Texas

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Lawrence v. Texas - Protecting LGBT Rights

In the seminal case of Lawrence v. Texas, the United States Supreme Court declared Texas' "homosexual conduct" law unconstitutional, granting gay and lesbian couples the same fundamental right to private sexual intimacy as heterosexual couples.

Katine and Nechman are proud to offer historic photos and audio archives related to this monumental case.

The case involves the arrests and convictions of John Lawrence and Tyron Garner for violating the sodomy law in Texas, which punished adults of the same sex who engaged in consensual oral or anal sex. The same conduct was legal if between two adults of the opposite sex. The conduct was only punishable between homosexuals. This conviction could have forced both men to register as sex offenders in numerous states. Mitchell Katine represented Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Garner throughout the entirety of the case as local counsel and as a cooperating lawyer with Lambda Legal.

Lawrence, Katine & Garner in car

I believe had I not found Mitchell Katine, legal history would not be what it is today. I am happy to call Mitchell and John Nechman my friends, and I am proud to have KATINE & NECHMAN L.L.P. as my law firm.
- John Geddes Lawrence

A Firm at the Forefront of LGBT Immigration Issues

Attorney John Nechman is a former chair of New York-based Immigration Equality, the nation's premier organization dedicated to achieving equality in America's immigration laws for LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants. Katine & Nechman is at the forefront of efforts to achieve immigration equality for all as well as preparing complex HIV waivers and asylum cases for those seeking protection in the United States from persecution in their home countries.

Representation for All Your Legal Concerns

The attorneys of Katine & Nechman are capable of handling complex constitutional issues as well as common issues faced by the LGBT community, including the following:

We speak often on a number of issues affecting our clients and community, participate in many activities that benefit the community, and have prepared publications on these issues.

To learn more about protecting your rights as a member of the LGBT community, contact an attorney at Katine & Nechman for a consultation. Visit our resource page to find links to other important LGBT legal sites.