The Yale Law Journal

Anthony Michael Kreis


Lawrence Meets Libel: Squaring Constitutional Norms with Sexual-Orientation Defamation

Anthony Michael Kreis


Yonaty v. Mincolla1 may have been the most anachronistic judicial ruling of 2011. In Yonaty, a New York trial court held that false imputations of homosexuality still constituted per se defamation2 under New York law.3 The ruling came only a few days before the New York Times reported …