Lawyer ordered to pay $4.5M to gay University of Michigan student

A jury awarded a gay U of M student body president $4.5 million in his lawsuit against a former Michigan assistant attorney general who posted about him in an anti-gay blog.

The U.S. District Court jury ruled in favor of Chris Armstrong (pic), who claimed he suffered distress after a blog created by Andrew Shirvell accused him of enticing minors with alcohol and recruiting people to become homosexual.

“I’m just incredibly humbled by what happened today,” Armstrong told The AP. “This is truly a victory – not just for myself, but for a lot of other kids out there.”

[via AP]