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::" In light of these decisions, protecting under the cloak of the right of privacy individual decisions as to indulgence in acts of sexual intimacy by unmarried persons and as to satisfaction of sexual desires by resort to material condemned as obscene by community standards when done in a cloistered setting, no rational basis appears for excluding from the same protection decisions-such as those made by the defendants before us-to seek sexual gratification from what at least once was commonly regarded as " deviant " conduct, so long as the decisions are voluntarily made by adults in a noncommercial, private setting.
::" In sum, there has been no showing of any threat, either to participants or the public in general, in consequence of the voluntary engagement by adults in private, discreet, sodomous conduct.

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