This is absolutely RIDICULOUS!!
The Itawamba County school district in northern Mississippi has CANCELLED their high school's prom because a lesbian student wanted to bring her girlfriend to the dance!!
The Itawamba County Agricultural High School in Fulton, Mississippi, sent out a criteria for students in February regarding the dance, and one of the requirements was that each student MUST bring a date of the opposite sex.
Obviously, that didn't fly for student Constance McMillen, whose girlfriend also attends the school, and when the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi got wind of the fuckery and told the district they had to change the policy, the school board issued a statement cancelling the prom for EVERYONE, "due to the distractions to the educational process caused by recent events."
That poor girl!!
Kristy Bennett, the legal director for the ACLU, says:
"But that doesn't take away their legal obligations to treat all the students fairly. On Constance's behalf, this is unfair to her. All she's trying to do is assert her rights."
EXACTLY. It's a violation of her RIGHTS.
So, so sad.
And IF Constance is reading, we know this doesn't make it any better, but prom is overrated!!
ESPECIALLY if it were going to be in a place that would try and impede on your happiness!!
Hang in there, and keep your chin up girl!! There are a lot of people out there fighting on your side!!
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