ERIC Number: EJ590957
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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The Variable Nature of Defamation: Social Mores and Accusations of Homosexuality.
Koehler, Elizabeth M.
Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, v76 n2 p217-28 Sum 1999
Contributes to scholarship on defamation, legal interpretation, and social norms by examining 59 state and federal cases decided during the last 150 years involving allegedly false accusations of homosexuality. Finds 15% of the cases resulted in a determination that it was not defamatory to call someone gay, 35% that it was defamatory, and 50% were decided without indication. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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