In Mississippi, a High School That Hates Gay People So Much That They Cancel the Prom

  • metta

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    Mar 11, 2010 2:06 AM GMT
    In Mississippi, a High School That Hates Gay People So Much That They Cancel the Prom

    http://www.truthwinsout.org/blog/2010/03/7494/
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    Mar 11, 2010 2:38 AM GMT
    What a bleak prison to live in, homophobia.

    Alas~ The freedom to get yourself in to trouble~ Ah...
  • metta

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    Mar 11, 2010 4:48 PM GMT
    Miss. school prom off after lesbian's date request

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_lesbian_prom_date
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    Mar 11, 2010 4:50 PM GMT
    Obviously, that school board couldn't care any less for the students of that district. Their myopic focus on one girl keeps them from caring about anything else. They should be tarred, feathered, tethered to the back of a truck and dragged along a pothole filled street.
  • Celticmusl

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    Mar 11, 2010 4:52 PM GMT
    Don't they know that for the rest of their life prom night is every weekend for a gay guy?
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    Mar 11, 2010 5:13 PM GMT
    It is really sad how many of the comments on the Yahoo site are blaming the young girl for ruining the prom. I guess that is to be expected from people who can't get beyond their own prejudices and insecurities.

    It would really be nice if a gay organization stepped up and funded a prom for these kids.
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    Mar 11, 2010 5:14 PM GMT
    creyente saidIt is really sad how many of the comments on the Yahoo site are blaming the young girl for ruining the prom. I guess that is to be expected from people who can't get beyond their own prejudices and insecurities.

    It would really be nice if a gay organization stepped up and funded a prom for these kids.



    The members of RJ could do it!
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    Mar 11, 2010 5:19 PM GMT
    I just read the article. It's the South and "trust and believe" they do things diffrently here!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 11, 2010 5:33 PM GMT
    I'd hate to live in that kind of environment.
  • metta

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    Mar 12, 2010 12:08 AM GMT

    Mississippi school sued for canceling prom over lesbian student
    http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/03/11/mississippi.prom.suit/index.html

    Let Constance Take Her Girlfriend to Prom!
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Let-Constance-Take-Her-Girlfriend-to-Prom/357686784817?ref=nf

    Petition:
    http://www.change.org/actions/view/demand_equal_rights_for_mississippi_high_school_prom_guests
  • JP85257

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    Mar 12, 2010 12:15 AM GMT
    This is why I dont like Lesbians....They ruin shit for EVERYONE.
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    Mar 12, 2010 12:24 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    Petition:
    http://www.change.org/actions/view/demand_equal_rights_for_mississippi_high_school_prom_guests



    done
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    Mar 13, 2010 5:51 PM GMT
    Seems a New Orleans businessman is willing to pay for a prom.


    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/lesbian_sues_high_school_to_reinstate_PAczeExWG58uj3x4Acc3gK

    Celticmusl said
    creyente saidIt is really sad how many of the comments on the Yahoo site are blaming the young girl for ruining the prom. I guess that is to be expected from people who can't get beyond their own prejudices and insecurities.

    It would really be nice if a gay organization stepped up and funded a prom for these kids.



    The members of RJ could do it!

  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 13, 2010 5:56 PM GMT
    What do you expect from an ultra right wing, impoverished, oppressive dump like Mississippi? This state is way too conservative and way too religious for its own good. I am really surprised that they even allow high school proms in Mississippi due to the nature of such events.
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    Mar 13, 2010 5:57 PM GMT
    they shouldn't cancel the prom, but she shouldn't be allowed to wear a tux.

    wearing a tux would break an enforced dress code. they aren't singling her out, she's singling herself out on that part.
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    Mar 13, 2010 6:02 PM GMT
    chaos444 saidthey shouldn't cancel the prom, but she shouldn't be allowed to wear a tux.

    wearing a tux would break an enforced dress code. they aren't singling her out, she's singling herself out on that part.

    But their dress code is sexually discriminating. Men can were a tux, but women can not. If a tux is appropriate apparel, then it should make no difference who is wearing it. If they said no tuxes for anybody, then it wouldnt be discriminatory.
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    Mar 13, 2010 6:11 PM GMT
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    chaos444 saidthey shouldn't cancel the prom, but she shouldn't be allowed to wear a tux.

    wearing a tux would break an enforced dress code. they aren't singling her out, she's singling herself out on that part.

    But their dress code is sexually discriminating. Men can were a tux, but women can not. If a tux is appropriate apparel, then it should make no difference who is wearing it. If they said no tuxes for anybody, then it wouldnt be discriminatory.


    its a gender discrimination with reason (tradition) i didnt want to wear a tux to prom (i hate formal wear) but i wanted to go to prom so i adhered to the dress code, if she wants to go to prom she needs to wear a prom dress

    *edit* when i first read your post i read "sexually discriminating" to mean sexual orientation not gender. thats why i said gender
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    Mar 13, 2010 6:17 PM GMT
    You made a decision to conform in order take part in your prom, which is fine if this was the best decision for you. However, this young lady does not want to conform nor should she have to.

    Barriers like this are broken all the time by brave individuals who do not want to accept discrimination for any reason. If not for individuals like this many forms of discrimination would still be in place. Imagine if Rosa Parks decided, "You know what? I'll just sit in the back of the bus."



    chaos444 said
    its a gender discrimination with reason (tradition) i didnt want to wear a tux to prom (i hate formal wear) but i wanted to go to prom so i adhered to the dress code, if she wants to go to prom she needs to wear a prom dress
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    Mar 13, 2010 6:22 PM GMT
    creyente saidYou made a decision to conform in order take part in your prom, which is fine if this was the best decision for you. However, this young lady does not want to conform nor should she have to.

    Barriers like this are broken all the time by brave individuals who do not want to accept discrimination for any reason. If not for individuals like this many forms of discrimination would still be in place. Imagine if Rosa Parks decided, "You know what? I'll just sit in the back of the bus."



    chaos444 said
    its a gender discrimination with reason (tradition) i didnt want to wear a tux to prom (i hate formal wear) but i wanted to go to prom so i adhered to the dress code, if she wants to go to prom she needs to wear a prom dress


    rosa parks doesnt have a choice in being black, the girl has a choice to wear a dress or not, so that point is invalid to me. A prom is a tradition and it has standards, and one is that men wear tux's and women wear prom dresses idk how this is so hard to understand (for her not attacking you personally).

    there is discrimination in what ppl wear all over the place, how many ppl here have dress codes at work? I know if i break dress code at work there are consequences. Just like there would be consequences for a girl to wear a tux (or a guy a dress) at a prom.

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    Mar 13, 2010 6:29 PM GMT
    Rosa Parks had a choice to just sit in the back of the bus and not go against years of tradition. She chose to fight against a discriminatory law.

    This young lady did not have a choice in her gender or her sexuality, however she is being forced to conform to antiquated traditions simply because she was born a woman.

    chaos444 said
    creyente saidYou made a decision to conform in order take part in your prom, which is fine if this was the best decision for you. However, this young lady does not want to conform nor should she have to.

    Barriers like this are broken all the time by brave individuals who do not want to accept discrimination for any reason. If not for individuals like this many forms of discrimination would still be in place. Imagine if Rosa Parks decided, "You know what? I'll just sit in the back of the bus."



    chaos444 said
    its a gender discrimination with reason (tradition) i didnt want to wear a tux to prom (i hate formal wear) but i wanted to go to prom so i adhered to the dress code, if she wants to go to prom she needs to wear a prom dress


    rosa parks doesnt have a choice in being black, the girl has a choice to wear a dress or not, so that point is invalid to me. A prom is a tradition and it has standards, and one is that men wear tux's and women wear prom dresses idk how this is so hard to understand (for her not attacking you personally).

    there is discrimination in what ppl wear all over the place, how many ppl here have dress codes at work? I know if i break dress code at work there are consequences. Just like there would be consequences for a girl to wear a tux (or a guy a dress) at a prom.

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    Mar 13, 2010 6:29 PM GMT
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    Barriers like this are broken all the time by brave individuals who do not want to accept discrimination for any reason. If not for individuals like this many forms of discrimination would still be in place. Imagine if Rosa Parks decided, "You know what? I'll just sit in the back of the bus."


    rosa parks doesnt have a choice in being black, the girl has a choice to wear a dress or not, so that point is invalid to me.


    That is because you did not understand it. Read it again and look at what he is ACTUALLY saying. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 13, 2010 6:49 PM GMT
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    chaos444 said

    Barriers like this are broken all the time by brave individuals who do not want to accept discrimination for any reason. If not for individuals like this many forms of discrimination would still be in place. Imagine if Rosa Parks decided, "You know what? I'll just sit in the back of the bus."


    rosa parks doesnt have a choice in being black, the girl has a choice to wear a dress or not, so that point is invalid to me.


    That is because you did not understand it. Read it again and look at what he is ACTUALLY saying. icon_rolleyes.gif


    no i understand it, i just dont think they are that relevant.

    do i think canceling prom is wrong, yes

    should she be able to take her g/f, yes

    wear a tux, no because there is a dress code for men, and one for women.

    Rosa parks was fighting for a whole lot more then wearing a tux to prom. thats why i dont think they are relevant. rosa parks will be in history forever, this girl will be forgotten by the end of the school year
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    Mar 13, 2010 6:53 PM GMT
    Constance McMillen is also fighting for much more than just the right to wear a tuxedo at a prom. You may forget her by the end of the school year, but there are many of us that will always remember her and admire her courage.

    More importantly she can take pride in herself for not just wanting change in the world, but actually doing something about it.


    Chaos444Rosa parks was fighting for a whole lot more then wearing a tux to prom. thats why i dont think they are relevant. rosa parks will be in history forever, this girl will be forgotten by the end of the school year
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    Mar 13, 2010 6:57 PM GMT
    creyente saidConstance McMillen is also fighting for much more than just the right to wear a tuxedo at a prom. You may forget her by the end of the school year, but there are many of us that will always remember her and admire her courage.



    Chaos444Rosa parks was fighting for a whole lot more then wearing a tux to prom. thats why i dont think they are relevant. rosa parks will be in history forever, this girl will be forgotten by the end of the school year


    i highly doubt you will remember that name this time next year. the whole "wearing a tux" part of the entire article was a total farce, the real issue is about them canceling prom because of a lezzie.
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    Mar 13, 2010 7:02 PM GMT
    You just made my point for me. She is fighting for the real underlying issue, not just a tuxedo.


    Chaos444i highly doubt you will remember that name this time next year. the whole "wearing a tux" part of the entire article was a total farce, the real issue is about them canceling prom because of a lezzie.