Equality news round-up: New York appeals court says calling someone “gay” isn’t defamatory, and more
May 31, 2012
By Scottie Thomaston
- An appeals court in New York has rejected a claim of defamation based on someone who was called “gay”. Lambda Legal issued a statement saying, in part, “Saying that someone is gay is not an insult. Being identified as gay is neither bad nor shameful – not in our society, and not under the law.”
- Anti-LGBT murders increased in 2011.
- The SEIU has a resolution to bargain for transgender-inclusive health care.
- The White House continues to dodge questions on a contractor executive order, after ExxonMobil voted against LGBT protections.
- PFLAG on bullying.
- The New Jersey Senate has rejected a gay court appointee.