This article reviews the important public policy decision that individuals should be free to protect their reputations from false and derogatory remarks. Most notably, the article explores the issues of whether a public statement that a person is gay is or should be defamatory, if it proves to be false. The author presents an overview of the problems presented to the various courts. The author then discusses the probable causes of actions and the most appropriate solution to defamation in an age of political correctness.
Northern Illinois University Law Review
Arend, Patrice S.
"Defamation in an Age of Political Correctness: Should a False Public Statement that a Person is Gay be Defamatory?,"
Northern Illinois University Law Review: Vol. 18:
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Patrice S. Arend, Defamation in an Age of Political Correctness: Should a False Public Statement that a Person is Gay be Defamatory?, 18 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 99 (1997).