Mississippi High School Canceled Prom for Lesbian Date Request.

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A high school in Mississippi, so distraught by their own homophobia canceled the prom because they didn’t want a lesbian couple to attend.

The Itawamba County school district’s policy requires that senior prom dates be of the opposite sex. The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi had given the district until Wednesday to change that policy and allow 18-year-old Constance McMillen to escort her girlfriend, who is also a student, to the dance on April 2.
Instead, the school board met and issued a statement announcing it wouldn’t host the event at Itawamba County Agricultural High School in Fulton, “due to the distractions to the educational process caused by recent events.

The ACLU will now be suing the school district.

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