Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mississippi: Prom Canceled Over Same-Sex Date Policy

The Itawamba County school district decided Wednesday not to host a high school prom after a lesbian student demanded she be able to attend with her girlfriend. The district’s policy requires that senior prom dates be of the opposite sex. The American Civil Liberties Unionof Mississippi gave the district until Wednesday to change that policy and allow Constance McMillen to escort her girlfriend, who is also a student, to the dance on April 2. Instead, the school board met and issued a statement announcing it would not hold the event “due to the distractions to the educational process caused by recent events.”
Several years ago I worked for a collections company. At least once a week I would get a caller who couldn't tell me what state they lived in. I figured out that if I asked "Do you live in Mississippi?" they would usually answer yes.  Alabama was my second choice. Just putting that out there. LOL

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