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Disappointment as US high school students snub 'lesbian-friendly prom'
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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 04/07/2010 7:56:10 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

BARF ALERT DUDE!


2 posted on 04/07/2010 7:57:47 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists".)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Good for the kids who stayed away.


3 posted on 04/07/2010 7:57:48 AM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: TigerLikesRooster

GUILTY!


4 posted on 04/07/2010 7:57:56 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists".)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I wonder if the girls basketball coach attended as a chaperone.


5 posted on 04/07/2010 7:58:50 AM PDT by Bernard (One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Government)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

awwwww


6 posted on 04/07/2010 7:59:31 AM PDT by fml
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Glad to see some of the youth haven’t been completely brainwashed yet.


7 posted on 04/07/2010 8:00:05 AM PDT by Antoninus (It's a degenerate society where dogs have more legal rights than unborn babies.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Tough sh*t!


8 posted on 04/07/2010 8:00:20 AM PDT by ebshumidors (Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Grow up..
9 posted on 04/07/2010 8:00:23 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

7 showed up? hmmm... what - one kid was dating himself? Well, suppose we shouldn’t go there...


10 posted on 04/07/2010 8:00:24 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: TigerLikesRooster

A face only a mother would love.......


11 posted on 04/07/2010 8:00:28 AM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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.


12 posted on 04/07/2010 8:00:33 AM PDT by tm61 (somewhere in chicago, a ward is missing it's crook)
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To: Bernard

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.


13 posted on 04/07/2010 8:00:34 AM PDT by Bernard (One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Government)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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?

Typical lib.


14 posted on 04/07/2010 8:00:54 AM PDT by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

That drama queen needs to get over herself.


15 posted on 04/07/2010 8:01:21 AM PDT by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-4-08 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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.


16 posted on 04/07/2010 8:01:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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.


17 posted on 04/07/2010 8:01:42 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“It really hurts my feelings.”


Stupid runs deep in that creek. Now she has to find somebody else to blame for her battered self-esteem.


18 posted on 04/07/2010 8:02:23 AM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: FrdmLvr
"7 showed up? hmmm... what - one kid was dating himself?"

Bonus when you are bi-sexual you can date YOURSELF! But man breaking up is hard to do! ;-)
19 posted on 04/07/2010 8:02:31 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster
. . .even teachers who loved me before this all started.

You're the one who started it, so you only have yourself to blame. Stop whining and put your big boy pants on.

20 posted on 04/07/2010 8:03:13 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Here's something I found on the net last night:

I am a senior at IAHS, and I’ve known Constance for the last 6 years. Please hear our side of the story before you decide on our fate.

The party we had in Evergreen (the county neighborhood I live in) is 30 mins away from the school. we rented out the community center, hired vendors, decorated, and our parents ran the security/chaperone staff- but it wasn’t prom. Prom was at the country club where constance and 7 other students were. The reason the senior class boycotted the actual prom was not because we hate gays. We wanted a drama-free gathering to celebrate 3 great years and 1 lousy one together, and we wanted to lay low. We also wanted to do it without the main cause of the lousy. What people are failing to realize is that much of the fault of this whole stink lies with Constance, not her mistreatment by the school district, but her crazy-reckless need for attention. It sounds mean and horrible and like we planned it all specifically to embarrass Constance, but we didn’t. We let her have her prom with her girlfriend and her tuxedo and we went to party it up in the “boondocks” not because we wanted her rights violated, but so we could salvage what has turned into a total fiasco. As a whole we didn’t support her decision to throw the district under the bus, or her insinuations that we’re all just a bunch ‘a hicks driving around in beater pick up trucks spitting tobacco and burning crosses. IAHS is one of the top schools in the state and I’m proud of that, and I’m proud that we took a stand and just said you know what? forget it, we have just as much right as you do to have a party for ourselves. So we did, and now we’re getting flack because poor Connie’s ego got a bit of bruising. She’s playing the lesbian card to prove she ALWAYS gets what she wants. This time, we didn’t just let her.

Take it as you will, because I’m sure it sounds like we faked her out, but understand this- the decision NOT to attend prom had nothing to do with the school or with Constance’s sexual preferences; it had everything to do with proving we weren’t going to let her and the ACLU steamroll us into doing what Constance wanted. We flexed the muscle of the majority and we’ll suffer the consequences.

21 posted on 04/07/2010 8:03:40 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Bernard
Next step is the National Guard being sent in to force students to attend these events.
22 posted on 04/07/2010 8:03:44 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Actually, despite my belief that homosexuality is always a sin ... I think this is absolutely terrible. I would have my kids’ heads for treating ANYONE that way. Hate the sin, not the sinner; let he without sin cast the first stone — all of those often misused, universally misunderstood cliches actually apply here.

Completely appalling.

SnakeDoc


23 posted on 04/07/2010 8:04:12 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant ... that even a god-king can bleed." - 300)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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She put herself through this.

She has no one to blamed but herself.

Just my opinion.


24 posted on 04/07/2010 8:04:24 AM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

It appears this event took place in the US. Why doesn’t the media even mention it?


25 posted on 04/07/2010 8:04:43 AM PDT by mgist
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To: Sacajaweau
We have yet tgo see a photo of her partner. Why??

Found her....


26 posted on 04/07/2010 8:05:49 AM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: Sacajaweau

On another thread, someone said her original “date” was not allowed to attend because her parents objected.


27 posted on 04/07/2010 8:06:02 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: whatisthetruth

LOL :)


28 posted on 04/07/2010 8:06:28 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

btt


29 posted on 04/07/2010 8:06:38 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Kartographer

My understanding is that some of the remaining seven were “special needs” kids ... not homosexuals.

SnakeDoc


30 posted on 04/07/2010 8:06:41 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant ... that even a god-king can bleed." - 300)
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To: beaversmom

Wow. Smart kid.


31 posted on 04/07/2010 8:09:13 AM PDT by Politicalmom (A racist is a conservative who is winning an argument with a liberal.-FReeper Freespirited)
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To: Bernard
I’m sure she will apply this lesson to later situations in life ... a nice thought, but I doubt it.

"Everyone HATES me, what's wrong with all of THEM!" is the attitude that I'm getting, here. Along with the fact that this girls 15 minutes of fame are up, and she's trying to squeeze a little more out of it.

32 posted on 04/07/2010 8:09:21 AM PDT by wbill
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The question the ACLU/LGBT Chorus media isn't asking:

If Constance McMillen is an 18-yesr-old lesbian, was she indoctrinated into lesbianism by a lesbian pedophile last year, or in previous years when she was even younger?

WHY CAN'T WE PROTECT THE CHILDREN FROM THE PEDOPHILES???

;-)

33 posted on 04/07/2010 8:09:23 AM PDT by an amused spectator (The money vampires fear garlands of lead & brass)
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Thanks


34 posted on 04/07/2010 8:09:37 AM PDT by fml
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To: Bernard

“an alternative life-style program.”

You mean “a PERVERTED life-style program.”


35 posted on 04/07/2010 8:10:46 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: beaversmom

Thanks....I’m gonna guess that the “date” was a lot younger.


36 posted on 04/07/2010 8:10:59 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: FrdmLvr

LOL!!! Or maybe the singleton was transgendered and spent half the night in a tux and half in a gown.

Looks like the ACLU cannot order kids who to party with, can they?


37 posted on 04/07/2010 8:11:23 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I hope she’s happy that she destroyed an otherwise pleasant, once-in-a-lifetime event (prom) by being not only perverted but selfish. She’s a lowlife . . . somebody they’ll never forget.


38 posted on 04/07/2010 8:12:16 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Da Coyote

excellent


39 posted on 04/07/2010 8:12:23 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Dear idiot lesbian:

What else did you expect, you stupid git. You alienated everyone at that school by being bullying and by demanding that the government enforce your personal preferences on everyone else? Nobody likes a bully, dear, nobody likes a bully.
40 posted on 04/07/2010 8:12:33 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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"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."

TRANSLATION:
"I'm a media whore who wants to publicly flaunt my perceived sexuality and no one will associate with me!"

-----

LOL! Call an waaambulance, girly.

You did it to yourself.

41 posted on 04/07/2010 8:13:20 AM PDT by MamaTexan (NO ONE owes allegiance to an unconstitutional government)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

You made your choice, they made theirs. Grow up and live with it.


42 posted on 04/07/2010 8:15:05 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Oceander
Dear Homos of the world....I have to accept you because??

I don't hang with prostitutes, or pimps or drug pushers or alcoholics or wife beaters etc either...You're just another category of "deviant" life styles.

43 posted on 04/07/2010 8:17:23 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Constance (It’s All About Me) McMillen


44 posted on 04/07/2010 8:17:55 AM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: beaversmom

someone needs to inform Connie she has no constitutional right to be LIKED and that no one is constitutionally required to want to spend time with her.


45 posted on 04/07/2010 8:18:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: beaversmom

Great find! Thanks!


46 posted on 04/07/2010 8:18:57 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists".)
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To: SnakeDoctor

“My understanding is that some of the remaining seven were “special needs” kids ... not homosexuals.”

“Special needs” embraces a wide range of learning or physical challenges which can also include ED (emotionally disturbed) and or behavior unit students. I doubt that this high school only has 7 special needs children.
The letter from a student in a previous comment stated they wanted drama free. Behaviour Unit students are far from drama free.


47 posted on 04/07/2010 8:19:13 AM PDT by texteacher
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To: crazyhorse691
Stupid runs deep in that creek.

LOL - never heard that saying but I like it.

48 posted on 04/07/2010 8:19:27 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SnakeDoctor
Actually, despite my belief that homosexuality is always a sin ... I think this is absolutely terrible. I would have my kids’ heads for treating ANYONE that way.

Ms Attention Hog got lawyers and ruined the school event for everyone else, and you're blaming everyone else? Remind me not to let my kids associate with your kids. One of them might break something in my home and sue me for having it in their presence.

49 posted on 04/07/2010 8:21:12 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberals love the poor so much they came up w/ a plan to create millions more of them. - Ann Coulter)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I wouldn’t want to drink from the same punch bowl.


50 posted on 04/07/2010 8:21:12 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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