US chastity ring funding attacked
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the US government over its funding of a nationwide sexual abstinence programme.
The ACLU says the Silver Ring Thing programme violates the principle that the state budget cannot be used to promote religion.
The programme, which targets teenagers, is an offshoot of a Christian ministry. Since 2003, it has received more than $1m from the Department of Health and Human Services.