Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Mississippi School Denies Lesbian Student Right to Prom

ACLU Demands Mississippi School Allow Lesbian Student to Attend Prom with Girlfriend

FULTON, MS – The American Civil Liberties Union and the Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition today demanded that Itawamba County School District officials reverse their decision to forbid a lesbian student from attending prom with her girlfriend and from wearing a tuxedo to the prom. Constance McMillen, a student at Itawamba Agricultural High School, said that school officials told her that she could not arrive at the prom with her girlfriend, also a student at IAHS, and that they might be thrown out if any other students complained about their presence.

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