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French Court Rules Gay Slur ‘Not Homophobic’

An employment court in France ruled that a hair salon manager is not guilty of homophobia after she called a gay employee using what is often considered a homophobic slur in a text message before firing him the following day. A male employee in a Paris hair salon was working on a probationary basis when he did not show up for work one day because he was sick. His boss, a woman, accidentally sent him a text message about him that said: “I am not keeping [the employee] on, I’ll tell him...

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