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High school hosts separate prom for lesbian student 
7th-Apr-2010 04:15 pm
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"School officials at Itawamba Agricultural High School have decided to redefine the term "classless" by hosting a fake prom for students that don't fit their ideals. A separate prom was held for all other students.

Constance McMillen made headlines a few weeks ago when she asked school officials if she could wear a tuxedo to the prom, and bring her girlfriend along as a date. Administrators immediately refused, and told her she could not attend the event unless she wore a dress and brought a male date. After the American Civil Liberties Union got involved, the district's school board decided to cancel the event all together. [...]"

See the whole article → here.

Waiting for the time the whole "modern, western world" will accept gay couples, marriages and what-else-there-is just the same as non-same-sex relationships and the such.

It's being ridiculous.

How much fun a prom could be if guys were wearing dresses and girls tuxedos. Just because.

... Oi, they should actually do that. Out of protest.

Oh well.

7th-Apr-2010 01:22 pm (UTC)
she shouldn't have bothered asking. i'm pretty sure the guys don't ask if they can bring girls and others don't ask if they can wear what they want. if she'd just turned up in a suit with a girl there isn't much they could have done if they both had tickets.
7th-Apr-2010 04:58 pm (UTC)
Well, they could still not have granted them access, as simple as that, I suppose.

On a side note... Isn't that Tom cuddling Rui right there? X'D
8th-Apr-2010 11:52 am (UTC)
I thought america was all big on legal stuff. if she had paid for the ticket they would have had to let her in unless they had terms and conditions like 'if the party is dressed in a suit and has a partner of the same sex, the school has the right to refuse entry' XD I truly believe that if she hadn't made a fuss by going to the school first, they wouldn't have made a fuss.
In all honesty though, I can't really comment on it (that hasnt stopped me) because I live in the uk where everyones good with it and we probably have completely different systems to the US.

yes, yes it is <3
8th-Apr-2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
That's right I suppose. And then she could have sued them for not granting her access even though it doesn't have w/e in the conditions orz.
Well I'm sure there are many places in America where people wouldn't make a fuss about it and be grand with it, just in that example they really really weren't -_-
I'm glad though the incident made it into the press, and also in a way that screams injustice towards gays (and people with learning disabilities, at that)

*purr* <3
7th-Apr-2010 01:36 pm (UTC)
I actually read this earlier and boy are they disgusting. They actually set up a hate fb page for this girl. My heart goes out to her, really.
7th-Apr-2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
Uh, did they. ...
Well guess this is one of the reasons I used to very much dislike human race some time ago. But these ignorami aren't worth my hatred.

I'd volunteer in a corps to shoot make-gay-gas-bombs on all of them to see what life can be like, though. Yes.
7th-Apr-2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
D: They had a Facebook hate group for her? I've never seen it. People really can be disgusting.

I'm pretty much in the same boat as Gwen at the moment, except I'm more along the transition from hating people to realizing they aren't worth the energy it takes to hate.

Why, m'dear, that is a splendid idea...

8th-Apr-2010 10:34 am (UTC)
It took a while, but transition happened fleetingly.

Someone gotta make them up first. ... Who's good at chemistry? 8D (countmeoutthere,neverwasButIllgladlythrowthem!*hasbaseballarms*)

"Gay pride actually is a good word. I've never really seen breeders being 'pride' of being what they are X'D
7th-Apr-2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
Man, this is disturbingly sad. When oh when will people understand diversity!! What on earth makes them think everything and everybody has to be like them?? I admire Miss McMillens's gracious reaction in the middle of such pointless storm.
Thank you pointing this case out here:)
7th-Apr-2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah it is~
You're welcome :)
7th-Apr-2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
I can't believe it took the court as long as it did to say they violated Constance's First Amendment rights (the right to free expression). I do agree with what someone else had said -- she shouldn't have asked at all. She should have just gone, with or without a tuxedo.
8th-Apr-2010 10:35 am (UTC)
Guess gays in general are too polite and care for others' feelings too much as to not pay respect for what others might or might not feel, so it's seen as only polite to actually ~ask~...ff... oh irony...
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