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Obscene material is not protected by the First Amendment as a limitation on the state police power by virtue of the Fourteenth Amendment. Miller v. California, ante at 413 U. S. 225; Kois v. Wisconsin, 408 U. S. 229, 408 U. S. 230 (1972); United States v. Reidel, supra, at 402 U. S. 354; Roth v. United States, 354 U. S. 476, 354 U. S. 485 (1957).


Exhibition of obscene material in places of public accommodation is not protected by any constitutional doctrine of privacy. A commercial theater cannot be equated with a private home; nor is there here a privacy right arising from a special relationship, such as marriage. Stanley v. Georgia, 394 U. S. 557; Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U. S. 479, distinguished. Nor can the privacy of the home be equated with a 'one' of 'privacy' that follows a consumer of obscene materials wherever he goes. United States v. Orito, post, p. 413 U. S. 139; United States v. 12 200-ft. Reels of Film, post, p. 123. Pp. 413 U. S. 65-67. 


Obscene, pornographic films do not acquire constitutional immunity because they are exhibited for consenting adults only. Although the ...

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