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Mexico’s high court: Homophobic slurs not protected as freedom of expression

| Thursday, March 7, 2013
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that two homophobic words commonly used in Mexico to humiliate gay men are not protected as freedom of expression under the constitution, allowing those offended by them to sue for moral damages.

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Sounders’ Marc Burch opens up about his suspension for homophobic slur

| Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Marc Burch
TUKWILA, Wash. -- Seattle Sounders defender Marc Burchsaid Tuesday the suspension he received for using a homophobic slur during a playoff game last season needed to be harsh and was deserved.

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Ohio mayor resigns over accusations she called gay police officer a ‘queer’

| Saturday, February 9, 2013
Mary McAngus
The mayor of a southeastern Ohio town has resigned over accusations that she repeatedly called a gay police officer "queer" in front of his colleagues and created a hostile work environment.

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Alabama high school coach suspended following anti-gay classroom rant

| Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Bob Grishamvia Times Daily
The Alabama public school high teacher and football coach who was secretly recorded in a classroom setting making derogatory comments about gays and First Lady Michelle Obama, has been suspended.

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LGBT group’s offices at Boston College Law School vandalized with gay slurs

| Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Rather than honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to civil rights, or the President’s call for LGBT equality during his inaugural address, vandals at Boston College Law School used the three-day weekend to deface the office of an LGBT student group, reports Above The Law.

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Canadian PSA asks why ‘faggot’ is still considered an acceptable word

| Wednesday, January 9, 2013
EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada -- The University of Alberta team behind the “No Homophobes” campaign has launched a Public Service Announcement aimed at discouraging the use of anti-gay slurs that can be demeaning to those in the LGBT community.

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Charlie Sheen apologizes for homophopic slur during club opening

| Monday, December 31, 2012
Charlie Sheen
Actor Charlie Sheen has issued a brief apology after video surfaced of him berating patrons in his new lounge, calling them "faggot assholes."

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NY Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard’s apology: Gay slur a Twitter ‘mishap’

| Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Newly acquired New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard issued an apology Tuesday after becoming the latest professional athlete caught for tweeting an anti-gay slur.

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Seattle Sounders’ Marc Burch gets fine, suspension for homophobic slur

| Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Major League Soccer has suspended Seattle Sounders' Marc Burch for three games after he used a homophobic slur against another player during a playoff match against the opposing Real Salt Lake team last week.

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Lesbian candidate called ‘ugly dyke’ in North Carolina House race | Friday, October 26, 2012
An Asheville-area Republican political operative has taken to Twitter to call Susan Wilson, an openly lesbian contender for a N.C. State House seat, “an old ugly dyke.”

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