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Did you read the story about the school that canceled the prom because a lesbian wanted to bring her girlfriend to the prom?  If you child went to that high school what would you do, side with the school that canceled the prom or side with the student who wanted to bring her girlfriend?  And what would you tell your own student?




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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 13, 2010
    • Was this a public high school?  I’d side with the student.  

      My step-daughter went to prom her sophmore year as the “date” of a junior girl.  Neither girl could find a date so they went as a couple.  I didn’t see any problem with it.

      I may end up having to hassle with my youngest daughter’s school over her prom date.  She’s 17, the guy she wants to go with is 22.  I don’t have a problem with that, I don’t know why the school does.




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      Mztracy wrote Mar 13, 2010
    • I cannot even believe this is an issue.  

      I think the school needs to get into the new millennium!




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      Frannie1964 wrote Mar 13, 2010
    • I would side with the student.

      And I don’t understand why they are punishing all the other students by not giving them a Prom. I’m not saying that It’s right to take the prom away from the other 2 Lesbian students, but why take It away all together. I just think It sucks that a school Is still making something like this an Issue like MzTracy said. “Get Into the new Millennium“!




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      Kiaorashelli wrote Mar 13, 2010
    • I would hope that my child would choose NOT to attend an antiquated mating ritual such as PROM...UGH!




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      Vikki Hall wrote Mar 14, 2010
    • I think Mississippi is still living in the Dark Ages.... no disrespect meant to any MS Fabbers tho....
      Being on the edge of that state I feel like there is a time capsule across the state line!




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      Marya1961 wrote Mar 14, 2010
    • I have no issue with girls attending a dance with other girls, but where would you draw the line?..what if they were slow dancing and started kissing on the dance floor, is it really appropriate behavior in front of everyone?...boys and girls kiss on the dance floor (and get away with it) so would the girls be told ahead of time not to do that?..we are talking about teen sexual impulses, regardless of boy/girl or girl/girl or boy/boy.




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      Maryann Rhodey wrote Mar 14, 2010
    • I think the board’s decision was hateful, narrow-minded, inappropriate...did I say hateful?




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      Vikki Hall wrote Mar 15, 2010
    • Mary that makes sense but I’d bet they don’t allow the kids to kiss while at a dance.




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      Karyn Olson wrote Mar 15, 2010
    • This sounded familiar so I did a bit of research and this is what I found....

      “In 2002, a gay student sued his school district in Toronto to allow him to attend a prom with his boyfriend. A judge later forced the district to allow the couple to attend and stopped the district from canceling the prom.”

      I think in some ways we Canadians are more acceptable to these types of situations...I am not sure why but I think perhaps in general we are more open-minded...at least this judge proved to be...As for myself...I have no problem with same sex dating or marriage...whatever the case may be...we are entitled to be with and love whomever we want to...we can’t help who we love...it is a fact of life...and as soon as the rest of the world sees it this way...it may be a little more peaceful...




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      Catkey88 wrote Mar 15, 2010
    • Our school is rather small and I almost fell over when I chaperoned a dance and saw girls slow dancing together - lots of them.  I’m not sure that any of them are lesbians - it’s just what the girls here do b/c they want to dance and the boys are too lame to ask them to slow dance.  Once it was explained, I almost died laughing b/c I thought, “Good for them!!”  So, what is the difference between this and 2 girls going to the Prom together?  Again, here we have girls dressing up and going together and boys go w/o dates as well.  At the dance they may or may not hook up.  Kissing on the dance floor technically is not allowed but happens.  

      I think if the school would relax the rules on who can and can not go to the dance in terms of couples, this would all become a non-issue.  Why does Prom have to be couples only?  Why can’t it be 2 girlfriends whether gay or straight?  Or 2 guys?  It’s high school and sexuality isn’t set in stone at this age anyway.  The more the adults freak, the more the environment becomes unhealthy.

      I would much rather my daughter come home and tell me she believes she is gay and wants to go to the Prom with another girl than come home and tell me that she wants to go with a guy who is in his 20’s.  In our state, that’s illegal and it’s illegal for a reason.  (I worked with sex offenders in the prisons - juvenile and adult for too many years and know why).

      Get over it Mississippi!  Read the whole Bible - not just the verses that make you feel good.




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      Marya1961 wrote Mar 15, 2010
    • This brought up a question that I will post.




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      UK Girl wrote Mar 15, 2010
    • Actually after reading all the stories related to this I would hope my daughter would choose not to attend to stand tall with the other girl - talk about making a mountain out of a ant hill ....... plus I wonder how the very people who are judging her would feel if their own child came home an announced they are gay!




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