Last night marked another installment of Outrageous Oral. The oral history of the Dallas Way featured four speakers who talked about the historic Baker v. Wade decision in which Judge Jerry Buchmeyer overturned the Texas sodomy law in 1982. The decision was reversed by the 5th Circuit three years later.
Mike Anglin and Dick Peeples are attorneys who attended the trial. Pam Buchmeyer is the judge’s daughter who spoke about her father. Maggie Watt is plaintiff Don Baker’s sister. Baker was a Dallas teacher. He died in 2000.