Poor Sheriff Paul Babeu. If he thought his life couldn’t get any worse, he’s now facing a lawsuit from his ex-boyfriend Jose Orozco seeking $1 million in damages (h/t Towleroad). Ouch. Sheriff, if you’re reading, here’s some news to take your mind off of everything:
- OutSports finds the gay angle in the NFL “bounty” scandal: Coach Gregg Williams was apparently not a fan of the gays.
- Equality California has been through the ringer lately, but Karen Ocamb of LGBTPOV is reporting the organization has selected Laurie Hasencamp as the new interim Executive Director.
- Another hiring notice: Chicago Phoenix reports that upstart Illinois LGBT group The Civil Rights Agenda has picked up former leader and founder of Equality Illinois, Rick Garcia, who was fired in Dec. 2010, two months after the state passed Civil Unions.
- The nation’s oldest non-discrimination law to include “homosexuals” turned 40 this week in East Lansing, Michigan, according to The American Independent newspaper. Flint, Michigan, celebrated on Monday by passing their own non-discrimination ordinance, according to ThinkProgress.
- The Human Rights Campaign has launched a new site called “Mitt ‘N Match” to highlight Mitt Romney’s revolving door on LGBT issues.
Finally: Occupy DC’s first wedding in McPherson Square is one of the same-sex variety. Video comes to us courtesy of our friends at OutrageDC:
ALSO: A new movie about bullying called ‘Bully’ has been given an “R” rating by the MPAA, but some young people concerned about the effect of bullying on youth are petitioning the MPAA to change the rating to PG-13 so that the people who most need to see the film can see it. AMERICAblog Gay has the story.