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Mississippi school pays damages to lesbian teen over prom dispute
CNN ^ | 7.20.10 | the CNN Wire Staff

Posted on 07/20/2010 10:24:13 AM PDT by trumandogz

(CNN) -- A school district in Mississippi has agreed to pay a recent high school graduate $35,000 in damages and adopt a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to a statement released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union.

The settlement comes after the ACLU sued the school district in Fulton, Mississippi, on behalf of Constance McMillen, a lesbian teen who was told by Itawamba Agricultural High School officials she and her girlfriend would be ejected if they attended the school-sponsored prom.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: attentionwhore; constance; constancemcmillen; guilty; homosexualagenda; lazwouldhitit; lesbian; lesbo; lesboprom; tortreform

1 posted on 07/20/2010 10:24:17 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

Cha-CHING!!!


2 posted on 07/20/2010 10:24:47 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: trumandogz

This country is going to hell in a handbasket.


3 posted on 07/20/2010 10:24:50 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: trumandogz

We have seriously lost our way.


4 posted on 07/20/2010 10:25:38 AM PDT by cycle of discernment
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To: trumandogz

5 posted on 07/20/2010 10:25:44 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: trumandogz
Paying a pervert, a lesbian, $35,000 for hurt feelings is OUTRAGEOUS.
6 posted on 07/20/2010 10:26:32 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: trumandogz

push polling lame stream


7 posted on 07/20/2010 10:26:35 AM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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To: trumandogz
"I'm so glad this is all over. I won't ever get my prom back, but....."

I suspect she'd take the $35K over the prom any day.

8 posted on 07/20/2010 10:26:45 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: trumandogz

My date cancelled on me the day of the prom. I want $35,000!!


9 posted on 07/20/2010 10:26:52 AM PDT by albie
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To: trumandogz

In the legal profession we call this a nusience settlement. It would have cost more than $35,000 in legal fees to successfully defend the suit. They got out the cheapest way possible.


10 posted on 07/20/2010 10:27:29 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: trumandogz
Just another way to take public money and put it in the hands of the ACLU to go cause more trouble.

This school district sought to protect the "privacy" of the other students ~ very simple matter. If that same lesbian had attended in proper dress with 5 other dateless girls there'd been no problem. Instead, she wanted a "partner".

11 posted on 07/20/2010 10:27:34 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: trumandogz

So can someone bring their bi-sexual, polygamist girl and boyfriend next time for a 3-way prom date?


12 posted on 07/20/2010 10:27:49 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: SJSAMPLE

The district got off cheap by only having to shell out $35,000 of which I’m sure most went to the ACLU.


13 posted on 07/20/2010 10:28:06 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

Stop having extracurricular activities, if that is the price for not giving into sexual perversion. Make a no romantic or sexual contact rule for everyone while on school property.


14 posted on 07/20/2010 10:28:06 AM PDT by pallis
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To: trumandogz
There is somebody I would never hire nor work with.

The first disagreement will be fought in court.

15 posted on 07/20/2010 10:28:33 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Mr. Mojo

What about the trainwreck of a prom experience she made for the other 200 kids? Do they each get to claim emotional damages too?

They will “never get their prom back” either you know...having had it eclipsed by some dysnfunctional attention seeking lost soul.


16 posted on 07/20/2010 10:30:15 AM PDT by cycle of discernment
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To: trumandogz

Ridiculous.....When will the courts get this right...You do not have permission to deliberately disrupt a prom.


17 posted on 07/20/2010 10:32:08 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: trumandogz

Absolutely and utterly insane.


18 posted on 07/20/2010 10:32:25 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: cycle of discernment

After seeing her payoff I wouldn’t be surprised if a least a few of her classmates followed suit and filed suit.


19 posted on 07/20/2010 10:33:19 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: trumandogz

And when she marries a male and has two natural born kids, will she have to give the money back with interest?


20 posted on 07/20/2010 10:34:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: pallis

“Make a no romantic or sexual contact rule for everyone while on school property.”

That is the only way around this issue as a school cannot make a rule saying that two girls cannot kiss or hold hands in the hallway while permitting a boy and a girl to hold hands or kiss in the hallway.

Furthermore, the district screwed-up by admitting that a prom was a school sponsored sexualized event where only a certain class of students could participate.

The school district had no chance in a courtroom.


21 posted on 07/20/2010 10:34:27 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: VanDeKoik

And the goat....don’t forget the goat...


22 posted on 07/20/2010 10:35:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: circlecity
In the legal profession we call this a nuisance settlement. It would have cost more than $35,000 in legal fees to successfully defend the suit. They got out the cheapest way possible.

In the Mafia, we call it "extortion".

23 posted on 07/20/2010 10:35:19 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: trumandogz

“...told by Itawamba Agricultural High School officials she and her girlfriend would be ejected if they attended the school-sponsored prom.”

If this is true, the school was wrong. Had they ignored the ‘problem’, there would be no problem, and the taxpayers wouldn’t be out $35K.


24 posted on 07/20/2010 10:38:52 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Sacajaweau

“You do not have permission to deliberately disrupt a prom.”

Did she do that?


25 posted on 07/20/2010 10:40:24 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Sacajaweau

“And when she marries a male and has two natural born kids, will she have to give the money back with interest?”

By my reckoning, that would only highlight how wrong the school was.


26 posted on 07/20/2010 10:41:48 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: trumandogz

not a good thing


27 posted on 07/20/2010 10:42:19 AM PDT by leenie312
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To: trumandogz

“Slouching Towards Gomorrah”....one dumba$$ at a time.


28 posted on 07/20/2010 10:43:41 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo
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To: swain_forkbeard

The district attempted to set-up two classes of students and would have gotten their hand slapped much harder than 35k if they had stepped into a real courtroom.


29 posted on 07/20/2010 10:44:13 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: andy58-in-nh
"In the Mafia, we call it "extortion"."

Absolutely! What do you think the ACLU is all about but extortion.

30 posted on 07/20/2010 10:48:35 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: albie

lol. Post of the day. I am sorry you missed your prom but that is funny as hell.


31 posted on 07/20/2010 10:51:25 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: albie

My date cancelled on me the day of the prom. I want $35,000!!

If I had gotten 35Grand for every time I got stood up in HS
and invested it wisely, I’d be chasing women on the Riviera!


32 posted on 07/20/2010 10:57:59 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: circlecity

Yes, but they admitted guilt which is not the purpose of a nuisance settlement.


33 posted on 07/20/2010 11:01:00 AM PDT by daniel boob (Clean the House)
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To: circlecity
President of ACLU: Extortion is our business
34 posted on 07/20/2010 11:02:30 AM PDT by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: circlecity
Sadly, it is not just the ACLU working the old rackets today.

Shakedown artists proliferate in American public life: from the ranks of the civil rights - ahem - "community", to the walnut-paneled offices of Italian-suited, $1000 haircut Tort Pimps who run their thrilling Wheel-of-Misfortune Lottery games in every courtroom in the bleeping country.

And, as we are most painfully aware, far from investigating these shysters, frauds and sticky-fingered hoodlums, our Federal Justice Department now acts as an accomplice, and effectively shares in the proceeds of crime while joining in the rape of the victims.

35 posted on 07/20/2010 11:03:27 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: trumandogz

Proms are about to go on the ash-heap of history.


36 posted on 07/20/2010 11:04:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: trumandogz

Great. She wants to be a pervert, and taxpayers have to pay her for her finding it inconvenient.


37 posted on 07/20/2010 11:16:26 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: trumandogz

Makes me long for the days when I was in high school. Back when even the hint of being a homosexual would lead to being immediately ostracized from teenage society and having nasty messages written on your locker. Such rumors were the kiss of death for a teen’s social life.

Yeah, there were kids who came out later, but that was only after the moved to New York City and worked in the theater district.

The only thing worse would have been being fat, wearing glasses & being called a queer. The fatal trifecta.

And no one got cash for having their poor, little feelings hurt!!


38 posted on 07/20/2010 11:24:20 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: trumandogz
The solution does NOT lie with government. The only way these kinds of outrages are ever going to be eliminated is if THE PEOPLE stop them. If every attendee at that prom had stopped in their tracks when Leslie Lesbo and Chum came in, then turned and walked out the door, the loving couple could have had the whole gym to themselves. But absent a crowd, their offense would have been short-lived, the school could have escaped liability, and the message would still have been clear.

Quit looking to the government to solve your moral problems. Solve them yourselves.

39 posted on 07/20/2010 12:02:35 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: trumandogz

How ‘bout if her lover has four legs and a tail ? Or is six years old ? What if she wants to bring all three of her partners ?

It’s all in the name of “diversity”, dontcha know.


40 posted on 07/20/2010 12:23:39 PM PDT by jimt
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To: trumandogz

All proms should be privately organized. The school should not be putting money into something like that anyway. Collect money from every student that goes, rent out a hotel, and be done with it.


41 posted on 07/20/2010 5:31:50 PM PDT by jerry557
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To: trumandogz; swain_forkbeard

Hey TD, looks like you have a fellow homey for your lack of culture war appreciation here.

I’ll pay for the room.


42 posted on 07/21/2010 7:34:32 AM PDT by wardaddy (I have become....comfortably dumb.)
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What room? What are you talking about?


43 posted on 07/21/2010 7:51:19 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: swain_forkbeard

you and TD are fellow “what culture war?” travelers hoss.


44 posted on 07/21/2010 8:43:12 AM PDT by wardaddy (I have become....comfortably dumb.)
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To: wardaddy; swain_forkbeard
WD, Even down in Mississippi, the powers that be must abide by the 14th Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause.

And if that school district would have brought this case to court the would have lost big with the court recognizing that the Culture War cannot violate the Constitution.

45 posted on 07/21/2010 2:53:17 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

Tyranny of the minority..in this case one.

And they did not say she could not attend...just not with male impersonator in tow.

barrel of worms that 1964 legislation


46 posted on 07/21/2010 4:30:17 PM PDT by wardaddy
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btw...just how much about lesbianism did our founders ever cover?

they never dreamed of such nonsense


47 posted on 07/21/2010 4:31:44 PM PDT by wardaddy
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To: wardaddy

If the male impersonator was so good that everyone thought it was a mormal male-female couple attending the prom together, would that be okay?

If two girls attended together because they were friends and nobody else asked them, would that be okay?


48 posted on 07/22/2010 6:57:51 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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