New York Court: “Gay” Is Not Slanderous
A New York appeals court says calling someone “gay” or “lesbian” isn’t slanderous because society doesn’t regard this as negative.
The decision originated when a straight man sued a man for calling him gay, arguing that the insult hurt his relationship with his girlfriend. While such claims are perhaps rightfully deemed frivolous, this ruling ignores the harm done in schools everyday with the demeaning phrase “that’s so gay.”Click here for reuse options!
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