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William C. Altreuter

Friday, June 01, 2012

Interesting development on a number of levels: the Appellate Division, Third Department, has held that being called gay is no longer defamation per se. "[P]prior cases categorizing statements that falsely impute homosexuality as defamatory per se are based on the flawed premise that it is shameful and disgraceful to be described as lesbian, gay or bisexual," the court says, which seems about right to me. See, Yontay v. Mincolla, --AD3rd-- (Third Dept. 2012). The Marquess of Queensberry is spinning.

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