Update on lesbian prom fiasco

Jenny - posted on 04/05/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I can't frickin believe adults act this way in our day and age. Way to go Mississippi!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/05...

Constance McMillen, Fake Prom? Itawamba Dance Was Kept Secret From Lesbian Teen

A lesbian teen who successfully sued her Mississippi school for the right to bring her girlfriend to prom was left out and was instead directed to a "fake prom" on Friday, according to The Advocate.

Constance McMillen, her date and just a handful of others, including two classmates with learning disabilities, attended the dance in Fulton, Mississippi while most of her other classmates from Itawamba Agricultural High School reportedly partied at a separate prom that McMillen was not invited to.

McMillen made headlines just a few weeks ago when, with the help of the ACLU, she fought the school's decision to cancel prom. The school canceled the dance after McMillen sought to bring her girlfriend and to wear a tuxedo.

As part of a preliminary ruling, a judge decided that McMillen was allowed to bring a girl as a date. The judge did not order the school to reinstate the prom because it was understood that McMillen would be invited to a prom being held by parents of her Itawamba classmates. Instead, that prom was canceled and was replaced with the sparsely attended country club event.

Kristy Bennett, the ACLU's legal director for Mississippi, told NEMS360, that she was disappointed.

"Whatever we find will be brought to the court's attention," Bennett told NEMS. "Whether it is in the damages trial, or whatever. There will still be a trial on the merits. The case didn't end in the preliminary hearing."

McMillen, 18, said that her feelings were hurt, but that there was at least one good thing about the night.

The Advocate:
Two students with learning difficulties were among the seven people at the country club event, McMillen recalls. "They had the time of their lives," McMillen says. "That's the one good thing that come out of this, [these kids] didn't have to worry about people making fun of them [at their prom]."

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I hope that school gets sued out the ass! anyone ever heard of segregation...I'm 99% sure its illegal in this day and age...DUH...I am more mad about the special needs kids...

Johnny - posted on 04/06/2010

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They're more likely to bump into land in the Gulf. You wouldn't want to sic them on Jamaica.

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or the Gulf of Mexico...

This girl seems to be very gracious despite it all. Good for her. And boo on the others.

Johnny - posted on 04/06/2010

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Pretty much what I expect from close-minded bigots. Nice lesson to teach your children. I am not at all surprised though, it was clear from the start that they've got a particularly nasty community there. Perhaps we should slice them off the continent and leave them adrift in the Atlantic.

Charlene - posted on 04/06/2010

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Those parent should be disgusted with themselves. This is the kind of immature behaviour that one would expect from the students, not the 'adults'.

These people are disgusting.

~Jennifer - posted on 04/06/2010

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.......and they wonder why the 'outcasts' at schools go on shooting sprees.

Rosie - posted on 04/06/2010

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this enrages me, even more than them just telling her she can't go. what a bunch of whiny, pathetic, homophobic, degenerate, selfabsorbed, ASSHOLES!! god damn this pisses me off!!

Heather - posted on 04/05/2010

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Wow, I dont even know what to say....so the parents held a fake prom for the lesbians and the disabled...unbelievable...Thats the wonderfully intolerant, bible thumpin' south for ya!

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