I just really do not understand why he had to ask the school for permission in the first place. I took my boyfriend to prom and I was the only gay person to do it, and there was absolutely no problem. Perhaps I live in a very understanding place, but it still is a suburb and mostly republican. No one had any problems with it at all. When a teacher I was close with found out, they asked the deans if it was ok and I told them I was not going to ask for permission anyway because it is my right to bring a guy or a girl. In the end, not one person had an issue with taking my boyfriend to prom, in fact I gained the respect of a lot of people because I had the balls to do it. We all had a great time and even the guys thought it was cool.