Gay teen un-banned from bringing male date to prom

  • metta

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    Feb 17, 2013 8:54 PM GMT
    Gay teen banned from bringing male date to prom

    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-teen-banned-bringing-male-date-prom150213

    http://www.kfvs12.com/story/21203214/teen-cant-bring-date-to-prom-district-may-face-legal-action
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    Feb 17, 2013 8:58 PM GMT
    He is not banned. The rule was changed! icon_biggrin.gif

    Superintendent McFerren has edited the handook and ruled Dawson is allowed to take a male date to the prom.

    'It was never intended to be a discriminatory thing,' he said. 'We want an educational environment for all of our kids and we're not ever going to discriminate as to whether or not the board has the policy and we don't do that based on sexual orientation. Period.'
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    Feb 17, 2013 9:19 PM GMT
    The kid pushed back, and the system agreed with him. A happy ending.

    The school response was that the rule was originally worded to prevent students from getting around paying for a full prom fee. It actually sounds legitimate, and had nothing to do with gay or lesbian. Because as soon as this brave student challenged them, they rewrote their policy and he'll be bringing his male date to the prom.

    I think this was a win-win situation for everyone. Kudos to the young man, and kudos to the school officials, who revised their policy that had created unintended consequences. This is the way things should work. icon_biggrin.gif