We can't get over how brave these kids are!!
Another High School, this time in Cochran, Georgia, has received press for a homosexual student requesting to bring a same-sex date to prom, only this one has a happier ending than in Mississippi!
Derrick Martin asked Bleckley County school officials if could bring his boyfriend to his senior prom, and last week they gave him the official okay!!
“I didn’t expect them to say yes. It’s who I am. I have the same rights. It’s my senior prom and I wanted to be able to prove not everyone would cancel prom. At first she said no, Cochran wasn’t ready for it. But then last week, school officials said they have no policy in place against it. It’s standing up for the rights thing, especially after the Mississippi canceled prom. It’s senior prom. It’s pretty big.”
What a sweet kid! Way to make a stand!
And the school officials seemed to have a much more logical perspective on the matter.
Michelle Masters, the school's principal, says:
“You don’t have the right to say no. As a principal, I don’t judge him. I’m taught not to judge. I have to push my own beliefs to the background.”
And the superintendent, Charlotte Pipkin, agrees:
“Students are allowed to bring their date to prom. There’s nothing that says who the date is. I want this to be an enjoyable event, and I don’t want anything to take away from that."
We have to give kudos to everyone involved in giving this kid the opportunity to have the prom EVERYONE deserves!
Hopefully his classmates will treat he and his date with respect and let them enjoy his night!!
Congratulations, Derrick!! We're so proud of you - have a great prom!