seriously. thank goodness. what is wrong with people!
(CNN) — A federal court jury in Detroit has awarded a $4.5 million judgment to the University of Michigan’s first openly gay student body president in his suit against a former Michigan assistant attorney general who had written disparagingly about him on the Internet, the student’s lawyer said.
The jury came back with the award late Thursday against Andrew Shirvell, said Deborah Gordon, a lawyer representing the plaintiff, Chris Armstrong, 22, who graduated last year.
A U.S. District Court jury found in Armstrong’s favor on four counts — defamation, stalking, intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy, Gordon told CNN in a telephone interview.
Shirvell was fired from his job in the attorney general’s office in 2010 after targeting the student leader online and in person — then lying about his actions to investigators, state Attorney General Mike Cox said at the time.
marks my first trip to the beach in months. i’m beyond excited. just to sink my toes into the sand. there’s something about water. that even if you don’t feel overwhelmed. somehow pacifies you. and relieves all the concerns in the back of your mind.
i’m excited that i’ll be headed there in a car that is 100% reliable. not to mention that i’ll have the windows down. whatever ridiculously poppy song is on will be blaring. and i’ll probably stop and get a 7-11 slushie. why! because they are delicious. unhealthy. and perfect for long drives!
this whole chic-fil-a thing has turned into far too much in my opinion. however… courtesy of all the ridiculous facebook posts. i do feel the need to say…
everyone is entitled to their own opinion. keep it. it’s yours. i choose love. i want it for everyone. you can all have your opinions. and i’ll respect them. (for the most part) however, when your opinion comes at the expense of the feelings of others. the blatant disregard for their lives and lifestyle. it means that you’re unkind. which does offend me. we are at the point in this country where people who hold esteemed positions in society need to push for gay rights and support the legalization of gay marriage. i feel like they should for many reasons, most importantly, simply to save the children we have who are killing themselves because you feel the need to voice your unkind opinion. use your positions and your voices to absolve hate. to make everyone feel important. not to make yourself feel more accredited. using your voice to fuel a fire that has already resulted in too much loss… there isn’t an excuse for that at this point. choose silence over that.