GOP Calls For Steele's Resignation After Bondage-Club Expenses • Nine Students Charged In Cyberbullying Death

• Though the RNC is investigating/denying that Steele ever went to the bondage-themed nightclub that was charged to the GOP tab, party bigwigs are calling for his resignation.

And actually, it wasn't necessarily Steele himself who was hitting up the kink house — it seems that it was actually SoCal GOP contributor Erik Brown, a marketing exec who, according to Wonkette's findings, seems to be a bit douchey. • For the past three years, Massachusetts law has required that everyone sign up for health care, or face a hefty fine. Jaclyn Michalos initially didn't want to pay for insurance, but she was unfortunately diagnosed with breast cancer just months after she signed on and has come to believe that the "required" insurance "saved [her] life." • Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told the rest of the EU on Sunday that women's equality should be part of their 10-year plan to boost the economy. "I support the idea that the economic strategy for the next decade, known as the 2020 strategy, should include the basis for a more sustainable, balanced and innovative development that fully affirms equality between men and women," he said. • In 2007, sportswriter Mike Penner came out in a column in the L.A. Times as Christine Daniels. As Christine, he soon became a triumphant symbol for transgender people everywhere, but several years later, bothered by his fame and the continual misunderstandings of his new identity, he went back to living as Mike. Last November, Penner took his own life at the age of 32. The L.A. Times covers his transition, and eventual suicide in a touching article. • A Pennsylvania boy will be tried as an adult for the murder of his father's pregnant fiancee. The boy, who was 11 at the time of the shooting, will face charges for both the woman and her unborn fetus. • Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner told the Treasury Department yesterday that women face "deep disparities in opportunities" in the business world. He calls on the department to begin providing more support for women in finance, including paid leave for new parents. • A South African doctor has been arrested by Canadian police and is under investigation for assaulting dozens of male patients. Dr. Aubrey Levin reportedly used electric shocks on gay patients to "cure" them and has a "long history of homophobia." • This year, celebrate passover with the ladies at a women's seder. The "Seder Sisters" have met for the past forty years to celebrate freedom from oppression and the community created by Jewish feminists. • Caster Semenya's lawyers are working to get her back on the track, hopefully as early as tomorrow. They say she should be allowed to run in a meet on Tuesday, but the IAAF continues to ban Semenya on the grounds that her intersex condition makes her ineligible for women's track. • Six teenagers from Massachusetts are facing charges including statutory rape, assault, violation of civil rights resulting in injury, disturbance of a school assembly and stalking. Nine teens were involved in the "unrelenting" bullying of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide in January. Prince was the target of cyberbullying for several months before her death. The students are still under investigation and may face additional charges. • A new study indicates that deep vein thrombosis is more likely to occur on the left side of pregnant patients, particularly the left leg. • Census Bureau Director Robert Groves has officially apologized for the inclusion of a "negro" classification on the 2010 census form. He explained: "The intent of every word on the race and ethnicity questions is to be as inclusive as possible so that all of us could see a word here that rings a bell for us ... it was not to be offensive and again I apologize on that. My speculation is that in 2020 that word will disappear and there are gonna be other words that are gonna change." •