I think the dissent is correct. The decision was overturned by the decision Lawrence v. Supreme Court, which reviewed the case in Hardwick, in which the Court ruled that a Georgia anti-sodomy law was constitutional.
In a strongly worded dissent, Justice Harry Blackmun condemned the decision. Bowers v.
Peering in, they found Hardwick and a male companion engaged in oral sex. Oral arguments were held on March 31, Powell, Jr.