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Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

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.

First Page

99

Last Page

114

Publication Date

11-1-1997

Department

Other

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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