Itawamba County School District board of education cancelled their high schools senior prom rather than letting Constance McMillen, a lesbian senior, bring her girl friend. There are so many things wrong with this I am not sure where to start.
This decision hurts all students, divides the community and shows the school board's bigotry and intolerance. But, more importantly it unfairly targets Constance McMillen for retaliation and continued discrimination in an obviously backwards community.
However, Constance McMillen and the ACLU of Mississippi are now suing the district to reinstate the prom.
You go girl!
**UPDATE** American Humanist Association offers to Hold LGBT-Inclusive Prom in Mississippi.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Lesbian and ACLU Sue When School Says No Prom for You
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