Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Prom Has Changed

"Due to the distractions to the educational process," the administration at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, Mississippi decided to cancel the entire prom rather than allow Constance McMillen to bring her same-sex date to the event.

These redneck school officials have a roundabout way of saying, "we like to exclude people who make us feel uncomfortable."

And though they should be looking out for the safety and well-being of all students, the administration has irresponsibly marked the young woman for retaliation by angry classmates who blame her for the cancellation.

Well, I don't think it's cool, neither does the ACLU, and neither does U.S. District Court Judge Glen Davidson. The federal judge ruled that the school board violated McMillen's rights. However, he did not order the district to reinstate the April 2 prom. So what kind of victory is that?

To add insult to injury, a private dance has been organized by students' parents, but McMillen hasn't been invited to that one either. Well, she should sue them too! I hate to be litigious, but it's really not so hard to have a prom that everybody can attend. Stop judging, don't make a fuss, and the students... well... they're young and hopefully a little cooler than their bigot parents and the bigot school board.

And though the dress pictured above has nothing to do with the story, I couldn't help but wonder if it would go over well at a Mississippi prom.

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