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    July 22, 2008

    Court rules: there are 2 types of lesbians

    Posted by: Andoni

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    I've written here  and here about the lawsuit a group of residents from the Greek island of Lesbos filed against a Greek gay rights group that uses the word lesbian. The islanders wanted the political group to stop using the word lesbian, claiming that they, the islanders, had the sole right to the word.

    Today a court ruled  against the islanders, saying they did not have sole claim to the name. Thus, the court officially acknowledges that lesbian has 2 definitions, and for most purposes it all boils down to whether you capitalize or not. Lesbian, with a capital L, means of or pertaining to the island of Lesbos. Whereas, lesbian, small l, means pertaining to or characteristic of female homosexuality.

    But then that's probably not a fool proof rule, because the group that was sued and successfully defended itself, was the Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece, with a capital L.



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    1. Ray on Jul 22, 2008 11:01:25 PM:

      I posted on this too. This is the first I've heard of the outcome. Thanx for sharing this, Andoni!

    1. evyn on Apr 20, 2009 11:30:53 AM:

      OH DAM SEXY BABES IN THE HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! E-MAIL ME SEXIES

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