'Gay' Not Slanderous, NY Court Says

A New York state appeals court has overturned decades of precedent and ruled that calling someone gay is not slander per se. Prior rulings, the court wrote, were all "based on a false premise that it is shameful and disgraceful to be described as lesbian, gay or bisexual." Such a conclusion is "inconsistent with current public policy," particularly in light of New York's anti-discrimination and marriage equality laws. Read the Reuters story