Are their turbans too tight? Oh, wait, that’s India, or maybe part of Pakistan or something. The government there has banned words it considers offensive from text messages, including “homosexual,” “lesbian,” and “fairy.” That last has the fairy community in an uproar.

From Chicago Pride.com:

Karachi, Pakistan — The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s ban on text messages that use 1,600 supposedly obscene or pornographic words includes the words “lesbian,” “gay,” “homosexual,” and “fairy.”

“This is outrageous,” said Pakistan director of Bytes for All Shahzad Ahmad. “I don’t know how and why PTA had so much time to compile this stupid list.”

It’s not clear whether the ban will actually be enforced. Newsweek Pakistan reported that cell phone companies are waiting for further instructions.

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