Only in America
A Massachusetts lawmaker has proposed making it a crime to call someone a bitch. Democrat Rep. Daniel Hunt’s bill, which free-speech advocates said is clearly unconstitutional, would classify as a “disorderly person” anyone “who uses the word ‘bitch’ directed at another person to accost, annoy, degrade, or demean,” with offenders fined up to $200 and/or jailed for up to six months.
A Missouri jury has awarded nearly $20 million to a gay police officer who was told to “tone down” his gayness. Sgt. Keith Wildhaber was passed over 23 times for promotion, with superior officers describing him as “fruity” and “way too out there with his gayness.” The jury foreman said the award sends a message that “if you discriminate, you are going to pay a big price.”