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Polish woman punished for anti-gay slurs

By | 2018-01-16T07:19:33-05:00 August 20th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner

International News Briefs

A Polish court has ordered a woman to pay her gay neighbor $5,200 for repeatedly calling him a “fag” (“pedal”) in public, local media reported.
The verbal assaults injured Ryszard Giersz’s dignity and privacy, the court determined.
Giersz, his partner and the woman live in the small northwestern town of Wolin.
The Polish organization Campaign Against Homophobia said the case was the first of its kind for Poland.

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