badge of infamy

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Let not the reader argue, from any of these evidences of iniquity, that the times of the Puritans were more vicious than our own, when, as we pass along the very street of this sketch, we discern no badge of infamy on man or woman.
In Salem Revisted the speaker addresses homophobic citizens who have Labelled him queer and dangerous, much as Hester Prynne, in Hawthorne's novel, had to face the townspeople who forced her to wear her scarlet badge of infamy.