A former cheerleading coach and the high school and school district where she once worked face a federal lawsuit filed by parents who say the coach had a sexual relationship with their 15-year-old daughter.
The suit alleges that school officials were aware of the relationship but failed to act until after the coach was caught in a sex act with the teen.
Melissa Etheridge’s ex-wife is asking for an increase in the monthly payments she receives from the musician. Etheridge currently pays actress Tammy Lynn Michaels $23,000 a month for spousal and child support.
Michaels, according to TMZ, filed court papers seeking a larger share of Etheridge’s reported monthly earnings of $177,882, as well as help with paying $120,000 in legal bills.
Eight same-sex couples – represented by Lambda Legal – filed a federal lawsuit April 10 in Nevada challenging the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage.
The ban, the couples claim, relegates them to second-class status.
Activists in Russia are reporting that arrests are taking place under the St. Petersburg law prohibiting people from promoting so-called LGBT propaganda.
Two people were arrested over the weekend during a demonstration at a concert hall under the law that prohibits “public actions aimed at propaganda of pederasty, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderism among minors.”
The anti-gay National Organization for Marriage announced its endorsement of Mitt Romney for president on April 11, a day after ultra-conservative Rick Santorum suspended his campaign for the GOP nomination.
NOM, in a news release, said “it was making the endorsement to help focus social conservatives on the need to defeat President Obama in November.”
The mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., is introducing a measure to ban bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity in city employment.
The ordinance proposed by Mayor Madeline Rogero will get its first reading during a city council meeting April 17 at the Knoxville City County Building.
LGBT civil rights leaders are urging U.S. Catholic bishops to cease funding for the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage.
The Human Rights Campaign and the Freedom to Marry, represented respectively by Joe Solmonese and Evan Wolfson, sent a letter to U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops president Timothy Dolan on April 10.
A Las Vegas social media company has randomly surveyed a national LGBT audience and is reporting that the average LGBT cheater is 28 and likely a Gemini.
CheaterVille.com surveyed LGBT people on its site and found:
According to Arizona lawmakers, life begins two weeks prior to conception.
In creating new abortion regulations that will make their state the most restrictive in the nation for a woman seeking to end a pregnancy, Arizona lawmakers redefined gestational age as “calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period of the pregnant woman.” They based their definition on the way doctors define gestational age.
Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum is suspending his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination. The announcement, which was made in Pennsylvania today, means that Mitt Romney is all but guaranteed the nomination.
Santorum, the most conservative candidate in the race, said daughter Bella’s illness led him to suspend his drive for the White House, according to the Associated Press.
Same-sex marriage foes are off to a slow start in Washington, where they’re attempting both to repeal a marriage equality law and to amend the state’s constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage.
On its website, Preserve Marriage Washington, the campaign trying to defeat the state’s same-sex-marriage law, said it’s collected 4,583 of the 150,000 signatures it needs by June 6. In order for the measure to appear on the ballot in November, at least 120,577 of those signatures must be valid.
Two bishops in the Catholic archdiocese of Seattle say they will deploy parishioners in the campaign to place an anti-gay initiative on Washington’s November ballot.
The National Organization for Marriage reported in its blog on April 9 that letters announcing the bishops’ support for the initiative campaign were circulated in churches before Easter.