slander http://wamc.org en NY Court Rules Calling Someone Gay Isn't Slander http://wamc.org/post/ny-court-rules-calling-someone-gay-isnt-slander <p>A court in New York says it&#39;s no longer slander to falsely call someone gay because it&#39;s not something society sees as negative anymore.</p><p>The mid-level appeals court says that although falsely calling someone gay or lesbian has for decades been grounds for slander, that&#39;s no longer the case.</p><p>The decision Thursday by the mid-level appeals court involves the case of a Broome County man who sued a woman who called him gay in what he says was an effort to get his girlfriend to leave him. He says it hurt his relationship.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 11:27:50 +0000 40216 at http://wamc.org NY Court Rules Calling Someone Gay Isn't Slander