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Lesbians Lose Case, Have To Share Name For Now

By KJ Mullins     Jul 23, 2008 in World
Residents of the island Lesbos in Greece have lost a court ruling that would have put the word lesbian on the no-no list. The Greek citizens that reside on Lesbos are called Lesbians. They didn't want their name associated with gay women.
An Athens court ruled that the islanders had no justification for feeling slighted because the word does not define the islander' identity.
Since 600 BC the word lesbian has applied to homosexual women. The origins come from the female poet Sappho who wrote love poems about both genders.
Dimitris Lambros spearheaded the case for the residents of Lesbos. He claimed that the word lesbian violates the human rights of those that live on the island and call themselves Lesbians. He went on to claim that the word used in a sexual content disgraces the islanders worldwide.
The court didn't see it that why. The plaintiffs are now having to come up with the court expenses unless they plan to appeal the judge's decision.
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