Stephan FarisMarch 23, 2010 15:06Updated May 30, 2010 12:26
ROME, Italy — Is it an insult to call somebody gay?
That is the question Italians are pondering as they await a pivotal court decision on gay marriage expected this week.
Last week, in an unrelated case, one of Italy's highest courts issued a ruling that states calling someone gay can be an insult if it’s done with the intention to denigrate. The ruling sparked a debate among the country’s homosexual community: Will the decision, which aimed to protect gay rights, hurt not help?