Person's sexuality made public, no consent

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Country: United States of America
State: Ohio

A person's sexuality was unwilling made public by a disgruntled acquaintance for purpose of malicious intent. This act was not only done with intent on ruining the repetition with other acquaintances, but jeopardizing this person's career with in a health care field. The question is, would this complaint of defamation hold up in court?

Answer

Not really--it is not illegal to be gay or to tell of it; if that is what you mean.