Lesbians Still Safe


Lesbians worldwide can breathe easy once again: In a shocking turn of international jurisprudence, a court in Greece has dismissed a request by residents of the Greek island of Lesbos to ban the use of the word “lesbian” to describe ladies who love ladies.

The not-quite-class-action suit was brought by three residents of Lesbos, the birthplace of the poetess Sappho, whose poems inspired the term “lesbian.” Despite the plaintiffs’ argument that using the highly controversial term to describe homosexual women “insulted [the residents’] identity,” the court disagreed and ordered them to go away and pay court expenses of $366. When contacted for their reaction to the court’s landmark decision, the three plaintiffs, at a loss for words, could only comment: “That’s so gay.” [MSNBC]

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