Gay Libels

Apparently, one of Stephen Harper’s cabinet ministers is a big juicy old closet case.  Which is a story that bores me so much I’m falling asleep writing about it.  Which is why I can’t be bothered to souse out the names of unmarried cabinet ministers on Wikipedia, though someone surely will in the next five minutes or so.

It got me thinking though.  Is calling someone gay still considered libellous?  There was a time in this fair land (and not so long ago either) where calling someone a Jew or or stating so-and-so had black ancestry was considered actionable — and we all can be thankful the venom has been pulled from that particular snake. 

Just asking.


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