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White House Fetes Lesbian Banned from Cross-Dressing at Prom
Life Site News ^ | June 22, 2009 | James Tillman and Peter J. Smith

Posted on 06/25/2010 2:14:40 PM PDT by NYer

WASHINGTON, DC, June 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Earlier this year Constance McMillen was refused permission to attend her high-school prom with a female date while wearing a tuxedo, an event that catapulted her into the national media spotlight. Now her newfound notoriety has received an added boost, after the White House invited her to a reception honoring lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBT) scheduled for Tuesday at 5pm. 

Both President Obama and Vice-President Biden were expected to attend the reception.  Openly gay Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh also planned to attend.

"I really hope the attention my case has generated will help encourage Congress to pass a federal law barring LGBT discrimination in schools so that no one else has to go through what I did," said McMillen.

McMillen said she was grateful that "President Obama recognizes the difficulties that LGBT youth still have."

But Bryan Fischer, Director of Issue Analysis for the American Family Association, disputes the contention that McMillen’s rights of free speech were violated.

“She was just unhappy that the school would not normalize her sexuality. And they were absolutely right to do so,” he told LifeSiteNews.com.

McMillen's Mississippi high school cancelled the school-sponsored prom, citing the disruption caused by McMillen's attempts to attend it dressed as a boy with her girlfriend.

Besides offending the moral sensibilities of many families in the Bible-belt with children attending the school, school officials had concerns that the wearing of a tuxedo by a girl would contravene the school’s strict dress code, which states, “Clothing and general appearance are not to be the type that would cause a disturbance.”  The school’s dress code is generally “conservative,” also forbidding skirts above the knee, muscle shirts and exposure of undergarments.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) intervened and filed a lawsuit against Itawamba Agricultural High School, which then canceled the prom. School officials said that McMillen would be permitted to attend a parent-sponsored prom with her girlfriend.

However the ACLU contends that on prom night McMillen went to a "decoy" prom that only a few other students attended, while the rest of her classmates attended another event.

The ACLU maintains that the school district violated McMillen's free-speech "right" to cross-dress and has caused McMillen to be repeatedly humiliated and harassed.

Fischer, however, said that McMillen has hardly ended up the victim in the whole exchange. Besides getting honored at the White House celebration, McMillen has appeared multiple times on national television, received a $30,000 dollar college scholarship from openly lesbian TV host Ellen Degeneres, and is going to be the Grand Marshall of the New York City Pride parade on June 27. 

Just several days before the Pride parade a benefit concert, "All Love, All Woodstock," is being held on June 25, the proceeds of which will go to McMillen's college education fund and to the ACLU. 

Fischer expressed concern that the White House’s honoring of McMillen is “going to ratchet up the pressure on every school to capitulate.”

“We’re going to see the normalization of homosexuality, one senior prom at a time, unless we have school superintendents and school boards that will have enough spine to stand up against that pressure and refuse to capitulate.”

Public schools may soon face federal coercion to accommodate homosexual values. McMillen was scheduled to meet with Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), who hopes to pass the Student Nondiscrimination Act, prohibiting discrimination in schools on the basis of "sexual orientation" and "gender identity."

The ACLU has supported this legislation on the grounds that discrimination in schools is "an unacceptable daily reality."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: 2disgusting4words; 2divisive4words; 2sick4words; abomination; aclu; divisive; larrysinclairslover; lesbian; lesbonaziagenda; lgbt; obama; satanic; whiner; whitehouse

1 posted on 06/25/2010 2:14:50 PM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Ping!


2 posted on 06/25/2010 2:15:31 PM PDT by NYer ("God dwells in our midst, in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar." St. Maximilian Kolbe)
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To: NYer

> Public schools may soon face federal coercion to
> accommodate homosexual values.

Another reason to homeschool.


3 posted on 06/25/2010 2:18:01 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: NYer
yawn

I'm tired of hearing about this posturing fag

4 posted on 06/25/2010 2:19:26 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: NYer

Do ladies rest rooms have urinals? I haven’t been in one since I was a little kid and I wonder if anything has changed.


5 posted on 06/25/2010 2:19:30 PM PDT by donhunt (I used to have a US senator who lived in a compound. He's dead now.)
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To: NYer

The abomination president.


6 posted on 06/25/2010 2:19:39 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: NYer

yet again the white house has become a place where perverts can advance their agenda


7 posted on 06/25/2010 2:19:56 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Westbrook

> Public schools may soon face federal coercion to
> accommodate homosexual values.

And what in the world are “homosexual values”?

What is it that they value?

I mean, what is more important to them than exploring every possible sexual perversion with people, and especially children, of the same gender (more or less)?


8 posted on 06/25/2010 2:21:27 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: NYer

Showing more respect for gays and transgenders than they show our allies...........


9 posted on 06/25/2010 2:21:50 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: NYer
“White House invited her to a reception honoring lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders”

Finally, a job commensurate with his pay grade.

10 posted on 06/25/2010 2:23:00 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: NYer
refreshing to know that our President and Vice President have their priorities straight during these tough economic times!
11 posted on 06/25/2010 2:23:21 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: donhunt
Do ladies rest rooms have urinals? I haven’t been in one since I was a little kid and I wonder if anything has changed.

No, but I suppose the "gender neutral" restrooms along the thruway, do.

12 posted on 06/25/2010 2:27:56 PM PDT by NYer ("God dwells in our midst, in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar." St. Maximilian Kolbe)
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To: NYer
Kind of startled me that this young woman is going to be the Grand Marshall of the New York City Pride parade on June 27. That's this Sunday.

Looking at this objectively as possible this person is, at best, a country rube, and she's going to the Big Apple to be feted by a vast number of homosexuals ~ male and female ~ and some of them real close to the top are going to EXPECT (demand?) to be FIRST IN LINE.

I doubt she's run into that sort of thing before.

More likely she's been the one in charge. Sunday she's going to find out that she's not in charge of anything.

13 posted on 06/25/2010 2:28:02 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: NYer

The truth be known, Obama and Biden don’t give a hoot about gays and their rights. They just want their votes, and this is nothing short of political. If gays voted mostly Republican, they would not have sponsord this event. Period.


14 posted on 06/25/2010 2:30:50 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: NYer
Before I forget it, the ACLU is not likely to take up cudgels on her behalf regarding whatever might happen before, during or after this particular event. She's truly on her own.
15 posted on 06/25/2010 2:31:19 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: NYer

Wastebasket’s already full.....somebody hand me something to wretch into............quickly.............


16 posted on 06/25/2010 2:31:56 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: NYer
White House invited her to a reception honoring lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBT) scheduled for Tuesday at 5pm.

Will Larry Sinclair be invited too? He loves get behind Obama and give him a little push.

17 posted on 06/25/2010 2:33:14 PM PDT by DaveyB (Fear is the foundation of most governments -- John Adams)
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To: SnakeDoctor

I think you were the poster with whom i engaged in the discussion of the Lesbian who was not invited to the alternate prom at her HS? well all those hurt feelings were for naught since she got invited to the BIG HOUSE to celebrate, when all is said and done ; )


18 posted on 06/25/2010 2:33:44 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Psycho_Bunny; All
"Showing more respect for gays and transgenders than they show our allies..........."

Just because it needs repeating.

19 posted on 06/25/2010 2:33:50 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Charlespg

“I’m tired of hearing about this posturing fag”

I’m tired of Obama also.


20 posted on 06/25/2010 2:43:16 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: NYer

a high schooler’s dream of wealth- those two little majic words- “my case” /s


21 posted on 06/25/2010 2:45:04 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: Charlespg

We have young men and women dying in wars that our President has no clue about, our economy is in the tank, the employment situation sucks,and on and on and what does the President have time to do? Honor homosexuals and other perverts at the Whitehouse!!! Pray for America becuase as it stands now this Country is lost...


22 posted on 06/25/2010 2:47:26 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: NYer

Go ahead MF’s, keep rubbing it in our faces.

We’ll see who has the last laugh.


23 posted on 06/25/2010 2:49:19 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: NYer

I hope your case pushes Congress to write a law barring openly homosexuals or others perverst from attending schools and exposing the children to your nonsense.


24 posted on 06/25/2010 2:57:00 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: NYer

I hope your case pushes Congress to write a law barring openly homosexuals or others perverst from attending schools and exposing the children to your nonsense.


25 posted on 06/25/2010 2:57:02 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: NYer

I hope your case pushes Congress to write a law barring openly homosexuals or others perverst from attending schools and exposing the children to your nonsense.


26 posted on 06/25/2010 2:57:12 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: NYer

So a whole school gets punished because of one pervert? America is on the fast track to hell..


27 posted on 06/25/2010 2:59:30 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: NYer

This Obama’s version of school uniforms. Left wing activists (Obama’s base) are what they call “high maintenance”.


28 posted on 06/25/2010 3:01:42 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Westbrook
And what in the world are “homosexual values”?

Taking it up the A**
Honking on another dudes bobo
Scissoring another chick
Etc..

29 posted on 06/25/2010 3:02:52 PM PDT by jrg
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To: xsmommy

Apparently, you can get such an inviation by being a lesbo teenager with hurt feelings, or by doing an interview with Rolling Stone in which you hurt the feelings of the esteemed Commandeer in Chief.

The WH grief counselors are no doubt working overtime dealing with various in-house crises.

SnakeDoc


30 posted on 06/25/2010 3:06:43 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Shut it down" ... 00:00:03 ... 00:00:02 ... 00:00:01 ... 00:00:00.)
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To: jrg

This is the world we now live in:

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
___________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release June 1, 2009

and he did it again in 2010 !!!


LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2009
- - - - - - -
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Presidential-Proclamation-LGBT-Pride-Month/

Amazing, don’t you think???

And your taxes are paying for the web site too !!!!!!!!!!!


31 posted on 06/25/2010 3:08:32 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: NYer
Hey,perverts enjoy the company of other perverts.This shouldn't surprise anybody.
32 posted on 06/25/2010 3:15:17 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: NYer

This is a crime—corruption of a minor.


33 posted on 06/25/2010 3:21:10 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Swede Girl
The truth be known, Obama and Biden don’t give a hoot about gays and their rights. They just want their votes, and this is nothing short of political. If gays voted mostly Republican, they would not have sponsord this event. Period.

Indeed, the phrase "useful idiots" comes to mind...and this country sure has a ton of them these days.

34 posted on 06/25/2010 3:28:00 PM PDT by Marathoner (And we thought Carter sucked.)
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To: NYer

Thanks - gotta run out the door, will do pingifying later.


35 posted on 06/25/2010 4:46:13 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: NYer

“The ACLU maintains that the school district violated McMillen’s free-speech “right” to cross-dress and has caused McMillen to be repeatedly humiliated and harassed.”

She humiliates herself and now thinks that her hurt feelings will be protected by federal law. Her free speech was not infringed upon and this is a non issue.


36 posted on 06/25/2010 4:53:49 PM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: NYer
After all, what could be more ghastly then a lady in a tuxedo. A women in a tie, it's the end of the world.
37 posted on 06/26/2010 1:12:32 AM PDT by tlb
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To: NYer

Freedom from association dead and stinking and some here celebrate what started that


38 posted on 06/26/2010 1:23:15 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am not in favor of practical endorsements in primaries, endorse the conservative please)
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