Skip to comments.Disappointment as US high school students snub 'lesbian-friendly prom'
Posted on 04/07/2010 7:56:09 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Disappointment as US high school students snub 'lesbian-friendly prom'
Senior prom fell far short of the rite of passage Constance McMillen was hoping for when she began a legal battle to challenge a ban on same-sex dates.
Published: 7:00AM BST 07 Apr 2010
Constance McMillen Photo: AP
The 18-year-old lesbian student said that she was one of only seven students to show up at a private party chaperoned by school officials. She said the rest of her peers went to another private event where she wasn't invited.
"It was not the prom I imagined," she said. "It really hurts my feelings. These are still people who I've gone through school with, even teachers who loved me before this all started. I've never been a bad student and I don't feel like I deserve to be put through this."
Her case drew a national spotlight after she and the American Civil Liberties Union challenged an Itawamba County School District rule that banned same-sex prom dates and a requirement that only male students wear tuxedos. Proms are parties held for students, generally in their senior year in high school.
The ACLU sent a demand letter to Superintendent Teresa McNeece in February, saying the rules against same-sex prom dates and girls wearing tuxedos violated Miss McMillen's constitutional rights. The district responded by withdrawing its sponsorship and cancelling the April 2 event.
In an apparent compromise, school district officials said parents would organise a private event with school chaperones that Miss McMillen could attend.
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BARF ALERT DUDE!
Good for the kids who stayed away.
I wonder if the girls basketball coach attended as a chaperone.
Glad to see some of the youth haven’t been completely brainwashed yet.
7 showed up? hmmm... what - one kid was dating himself? Well, suppose we shouldn’t go there...
A face only a mother would love.......
1) guess you should have stayed away from the ACLU.
they trashed your life.
2) no doubt the other kids are destined for re-education.
Actually, this is also a good life lesson for liberals; low attendance is what happens when you don’t FORCE people to attend an alternative life-style program. I’m sure she will apply this lesson to later situations in life where she feels compelled to celebrate her diverse life-style in everybody else’s face.
Let’s see, you go to court to force your will on your classmates, and then get all hurt when they throw their own private party and don’t invite you?
That drama queen needs to get over herself.
We have yet tgo see a photo of her partner. Why?? I’m betting this started out as a “clever idea” by two crazy broads.
With all due respects, get over it. Life if tough. It’s tougher on liberals who don’t really have the mental facilities to cope with it.
If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one. If a liberal doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn`t eat meat. If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life. If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.
If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.
If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels. Liberals demand that those they don’t like be shut down.
If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church. A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.(Unless it’s a foreign religion, of course!)
If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.
“It really hurts my feelings.”
You're the one who started it, so you only have yourself to blame. Stop whining and put your big boy pants on.
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