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RI school says dad-daughter dances violate law
pioneer press ^ | 9-18-12 | ap

Posted on 09/18/2012 9:01:04 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

CRANSTON, R.I.—School officials in the Rhode Island city of Cranston have ended their traditional father-daughter dances and mother-son ballgames, saying the activities are a violation of state gender discrimination law. School Superintendent Judith Lundsten tells the Providence Journal ( http://bit.ly/Pv6SzE) the move came in response to a complaint from a single mother, who brought her case to the American Civil Liberties Union after her daughter wasn't allowed to attend a father-daughter dance.

Lundsten says school attorneys found while federal gender discrimination laws exempt such events, Rhode Island's law does not.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aclu; dance; discrimination; donutbumpers; feminazis; gender; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; lawsuit; savethemales; school
oh, the horror!
1 posted on 09/18/2012 9:01:07 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

” Lundsten says school attorneys found while federal gender discrimination laws exempt such events, Rhode Island’s law does not.”

Good reason not to live in R.I.


2 posted on 09/18/2012 9:04:08 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: TurboZamboni

There’d better be no damned GLBT clubs at that school. It excludes heterosexuality from their “tolerance” clique.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 9:05:43 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: TurboZamboni
Enough already! Can we please just skip to the part where everyone is sealed in a pod with tubes running in/out of them (ala matrix) so they only get what the government deem is good for all and all life can be sucked out?
4 posted on 09/18/2012 9:06:30 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: a fool in paradise

bump


5 posted on 09/18/2012 9:07:52 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: TurboZamboni
came in response to a complaint from a single mother, who brought her case to the American Civil Liberties Union after her daughter wasn't allowed to attend a father-daughter dance.

The baby daddy doesn't get visitation rights to see his daughter? Or does the girl have "two mommies"?

6 posted on 09/18/2012 9:08:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: TurboZamboni
school attorneys found ...

face down in a river
7 posted on 09/18/2012 9:08:58 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: TurboZamboni

No wonder the liberal moon bat’s want to rid us of the second amendment.


8 posted on 09/18/2012 9:10:22 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

the ACLU laughed at the White mother of a Black son when she was denied entry to a Kwanza celebration in Boston. But they let him in.


9 posted on 09/18/2012 9:13:49 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: EGPWS

So that law-abiding citizens can become prey for criminals.


10 posted on 09/18/2012 9:14:01 AM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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RE :”CRANSTON, R.I.—School officials in the Rhode Island city of Cranston have ended their traditional father-daughter dances and mother-son ballgames, saying the activities are a violation of state gender discrimination law

A single Mom went to the ACLU because she couldnt take her daughter to it,

I understand the further degrading of the two natural parent family principle(and naturally fathers) in this suit, but are parent child dances healthy for the kids anyway? Shouldnt they be dancing with kids their own age, preferably the opposite sex?

I know dancing with my Mom was the last thing I wanted to do as a child, or adult. Doing that in public would ruin a boy for life, or at least his school life, unless he moved.

11 posted on 09/18/2012 9:15:24 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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their traditional father-daughter dances and mother-son ballgames...

What's the moonbat issue here? They want it to be "parent-entity-daughter dance" and "other-parent-entity-son ballgame"?

There simply is no end to this madness. I'll have to discuss this with my bride-to-be love of my life, my doorknob. I'm sure my doorknob would jump (out of the door socket) at the chance to go to a ballgame with my son.

12 posted on 09/18/2012 9:16:16 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: a fool in paradise

Who can blame the daughter? It must be awkward, dancing with a turkey baster.


13 posted on 09/18/2012 9:16:22 AM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: TurboZamboni
a single mother, who brought her case to the American Civil Liberties Union after her daughter wasn't allowed to attend a father-daughter dance

The lawsuit should have been against herself, since it's her fault that her daughter doesn't know who the father is. It must take an incredibly bitter loser to deny whatever kids want to attend a dance like this the opportunity simply because she's not enough of a parent to have arranged her life so that her daughter would have two parents.

14 posted on 09/18/2012 9:19:04 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: TurboZamboni

How to win friends and influence who will decide not to be your child’s friend. Obviously, you find a father figure, grandfather,uncle, brother, family friend, etc to accompany the girl. My girls went to such dances with their Dad as well as with their Granddad when their Dad couldn’t get out of his on-call work schedule. No big deal. Also there were other girls who were invited to share their friend’s Dad as for whatever reason they didn’t have a Dad to attend. Now this is creative thinking, instead of the SHUT’EM DOWN because I don’t fit the description type of thinking that this woman is doing. It’s hateful and vengeful against the Majority of others who are different then you.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 9:20:31 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: TurboZamboni

Skip the school. Do you really need a school in order to have a father-daughter dance?

Let the government schools do what they want. Send your kids there if you so choose.

And then let’s do what we want. Have a Bible study club. Have a football team. Have private instruction for students who want to learn something besides how wonderful it is to be sexually disoriented.

This ain’t rocket science. It’s self-reliance.


16 posted on 09/18/2012 9:24:15 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: TurboZamboni

Next she’ll probably be suing for her daughter to use the boys’ urinals.


17 posted on 09/18/2012 9:25:28 AM PDT by bgill
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To: TurboZamboni
the move came in response to a complaint from a single mother...

The standard response to such busy-body complaints should be:

"Your objection is noted. Now, go out and get 51% of the parents to agree with you and then come back and see us. When that happens, we'll suspend the activities that so offend you."

No one in any school administration role has the guts any longer to make such a statement.

18 posted on 09/18/2012 9:30:27 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.)
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To: TurboZamboni; All
Good!

School should be about education not this 'feel good' social nonsense.

If a community wants these events, they should fund them without diverting tax dollars.

Let's get rid of spring formals, homecoming and sports teams too.

19 posted on 09/18/2012 9:33:08 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 49 days away.)
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To: TurboZamboni

That’s right, Single Mother. You don’t have a husband, so go ruin a tradition for everyone else.


20 posted on 09/18/2012 9:33:55 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: TurboZamboni

Hope she’s happy now. Before her suit her daughter couldn’t attend the father daughter dance. Now that she’s brought her suit, her daughter can’t attend the father daughter dance. Sure fixed that didn’t she?


21 posted on 09/18/2012 9:37:30 AM PDT by mistfree (You're responsible for your spelling of Yore)
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To: C210N
What's the moonbat issue here? They want it to be "parent-entity-daughter dance" and "other-parent-entity-son ballgame"?

Not at all. They want parent-child dance & ball game.

I could make some dirty innuendoes about wanting 'adult-child' ball games, as well; but that is only what a sub-set of them want and are pushing for.

22 posted on 09/18/2012 9:43:23 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Pollster1
The lawsuit should have been against herself, since it's her fault that her daughter doesn't know who the father is. It must take an incredibly bitter loser to deny whatever kids want to attend a dance like this the opportunity simply because she's not enough of a parent to have arranged her life so that her daughter would have two parents.

Amen. Where are the much-vaunted "male role models" the turkey baster set insisted they would provide? Doesn't the mom have a gay brother or college buddy who would step up?

23 posted on 09/18/2012 9:45:05 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: Pollster1
The lawsuit should have been against herself, since it's her fault that her daughter doesn't know who the father is. It must take an incredibly bitter loser to deny whatever kids want to attend a dance like this the opportunity simply because she's not enough of a parent to have arranged her life so that her daughter would have two parents.

Amen. Where are the much-vaunted "male role models" the turkey baster set insisted they would provide? Doesn't the mom have a gay brother or college buddy who would step up?

24 posted on 09/18/2012 9:45:14 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: TurboZamboni

Good enough for ‘em...
12% unemployment, legislature spends all their time on gay marriage, re-elects people whose last name is Kennedy just because...
My in-laws (husband’s bros) are in RI and right now, the way I feel about them, I wouldn’t spit on them if they were on fire....
Grrrrrrrrr.


25 posted on 09/18/2012 9:45:51 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: mistfree
"Sure fixed that didn’t she?"

That showed 'em, huh?

26 posted on 09/18/2012 9:54:31 AM PDT by BlueLancer (You cannot conquer a free man. The most you can do is kill him. (R. Heinlein - "If This Goes On"))
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To: TurboZamboni

One thing about this country that could use a change is the fact that One simple minded moron who complains loud and long can screw up thousands of other people.

Common sense is dead Minorities rule.


27 posted on 09/18/2012 9:55:45 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: TurboZamboni
The heterophobes want to redefine homosexuality as normal, and heterosexuality as deviant.

And when they succeed, there will be zero tolerance for "deviants."

28 posted on 09/18/2012 10:08:47 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: kabumpo

If people at the school want a Father-Daughter dance, they can organize one privately.

Why on earth are schools in the dance business, anyway?

I don’t support this woman and her lawsuit, but let’s not be helpless. We can organize dances for our kids if we want to.


29 posted on 09/18/2012 10:38:11 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Obama Faith Advisor Seeks to Dismantle “Heteronormative” Fatherhood

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09052014.html

According to dictionary.com:

No results found for heteronormative


30 posted on 09/18/2012 12:20:10 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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No surprise. Just want until Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are criminizalized in the name of “tolerance” and “inclusiveness”.


31 posted on 09/18/2012 5:44:26 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: bgill

How can a woman use a urinal without making a mess?

(I’m not asking advice for myself; I’m just wondering how other women can do it).


32 posted on 09/19/2012 4:00:58 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Keep on keepin' on. And that ain't no jive. Stuck in the Seventies and loving it! 1976,baby!)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

The mess is beside the point. It’s that she can’t. Anything some people can’t do upset them to no end.


33 posted on 09/19/2012 6:10:10 AM PDT by bgill
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To: TurboZamboni

Cue the Techno Grandpa doing the Apache Dance!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR_VhfxAnXU


34 posted on 09/26/2012 1:00:06 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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