In today's society, at least in New Jersey, homosexuality has lost its stigma, so a false statement that someone is gay isn't slanderous, a federal judge said Wednesday in dismissing a suit against two radio shock jocks. The ruling is a loss for a freelance photographer who complained that Craig Carton and Ray Rossi, hosts of the "Jersey Guys" show on WKXW 101.5 FM, "derogatorily inferred" he was a homosexual during a 45-minute segment.
Shock Jocks' Homosexual Inferences Not Defamatory, Judge Rules
New Jersey Law Journal
April 2, 2010