Thank goodness for civil liberties groups! The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing a Mississippi high school that cancelled its prom rather than let a lesbian student attend with her girlfriend.
From the ACLU:
In papers filed with the US District
Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, the ACLU asks the court
to reinstate the prom for all students at the school and charges
Itawamba County School District officials with violating Constance
McMillen's First Amendment right to freedom of expression.
"All I wanted was the same chance to enjoy my prom night like any
other student. But my school would rather hurt all the students than
treat everyone fairly," said McMillen, an 18-year-old senior at
Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, Mississippi. "This isn’t
just about me and my rights anymore – now I'm fighting for the right of
all the students at my school to have our prom." (read more at aclu.org)
A Facebook Fan Page has been set up: Let Constance Take Her Girlfriend to Prom!