Sappho

So says a male plaintiff in a lawsuit filed by three inhabitants of the Greek Island of Lesbos against the only officially-registered homosexual group in Greece to use the word “lesbian” in its name.

One of the ways the only male plaintiff stated he has been damaged is that:

My sister can’t say she is a Lesbian … [o]ur geographical designation has been usurped by certain ladies who have no connection whatsoever with Lesbos.

Proving yet again why he is the master, Professor Volokh predicted (and maybe influenced) just such a suit last summer:

A separate question, which might make some point, but which I stress is analytically distinct from the empirical questions I ask above: Say that the inhabitants of Lesbos find the term offensive. Should others, including lesbians, try to shift to a different term? Or should they go ahead with the term that they’ve used for a long time?

Thx to Volokh, the AP, and AbovetheLaw

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