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208 Responses to Q: You`re A High School With A Lesbian Student

  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2010 at 6:19 am
    Link: Q: You`re A High School With A Lesbian Student - AND you`re hosting the prom this June. Wait, lesbians at your prom? Hmmm. So as said High School, what do you do?
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:08 am
    Wow, the ACLU is involved. Big shocker.
  3. Profile photo of wateva_x
    wateva_x Female 13-17
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:19 am
    that`s ridiculous.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:27 am
    Note to self: Don`t move to Mississippi.
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    KCMonkey13 Female 30-39
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:30 am
    This is really sad for everyone involved. What`s even more sad, however, were the comments at the end of the article. It still amazes me how ignorant and intolerant people can be. You don`t have to accept homosexuality as okay. You just have to accept that you don`t get to tell everyone else what to do. Wow, whatta concept.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:34 am
    "especially since the town`s only hotspot is the bowling alley"

    Oh honey...no...no...

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    nkeithb Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:36 am
    What she should have done is, decided to let back off and let the prom go on. Then get involved saying they wouldn`t let her in the prom with her girlfriend, that way the other kids didn`t get screwed out of prom, and she could have had her poo storm.
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    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:43 am
    No the big shocker is that they`d cancel the dance because a same-sex couple would be there. That`s just stupid.
  9. Profile photo of tainteddeity
    tainteddeity Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:44 am
    nkeithb:
    The school refused to say why the stopped the prom.
    If the prom went back on after the girl backed out then it would be obvious that the school was being homophobic.
    They would be easy to blame. They would not do that.

    This was entirely the schools fault.

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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:00 am
    "School policy requires that senior prom dates be of the opposite sex."

    Welcome to 2010, now please shove your "policy" where the sun don`t shine. Thank you.

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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:01 am
    You know. Regardless of whether you think homosexuality is wrong or right this is completely ludicrous. The school board is purposely trying to turn the school against her. Instead of just refusing her admittance to the prom (which I find to be stupid anyways) they completely stopped the Prom to try to set "an example" to other students about homosexuality knowing full well there would be a few hundred pissed off people at her. That`s what pisses me off more.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:02 am
    First they won`t let you grind and these shenanigans over a lesbian.
    Students need to host their own proms.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:02 am
    Since when do you have to announce who you`re bringing to the prom ahead of time?

    Did everyone else have to promise that they would only bring a member of the opposite sex as their date?

    Do you even have to have a date for prom? I`ve seen groups of friends (mismatched number of boys/girls) attend prom together.

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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:04 am
    vv whoop - I retract. Did not catch the "school policy" part.
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:08 am
    That`s the bible belt for you. I remember back in HS we totally had lesbians at prom and it wasn`t a big deal.
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    nkeithb Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:11 am
    tainteddeity:
    I see your point there. I just think the whole thing is stupid. People suck, that is all there is to it.
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:13 am
    Wait... so since we can`t say no to you, we`re going to cancel prom?
    Wow, that`s mature.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:15 am
    Who really cares these days!
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:23 am
    You don`t have to cancel prom because of her. I didn`t go to prom, but I knew of gay cupples that went. What if they where just friends that wanted to go together? Just because you are homophobic doesn`t allow you to ruin everyone`s life.
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    fiizok Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:23 am
    When I graduated high school 31 years ago, there was a lesbian couple at our senior prom. Nobody got hurt. No one was upset. No lesbian orgies broke out on the dance floor. They were just another young couple dressing up and having a good time.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:29 am
    "I don`t agree with homosexuality, but I can`t change what another person thinks or does."

    Ding ding ding, we have a winner! Someone with beliefs that conflict with the beliefs of others yet reacts maturely to it! AND she lives in Mississippi!

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    SkyeDragon Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:32 am
    Wowwwwwwwww... That is so stupid. -_- Just let them go to prom!!
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:37 am
    That`s the South for ya. Homosexuals are abominations and Jesus reigns supreme.
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    Andicicle Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:37 am
    Its Sad how far Behind the "Land of the Free and Home of the Brave" is... it makes me sad That all men (and women for that matter) are not created equal in this Country. On the Same coin, it is Ridiculous to ever put gay marriage to a vote, basic human rights should be left up to the supreme court.
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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:45 am
    "What she should have done is, decided to let back off and let the prom go on"

    No, what her fellow students should have done is said screw you, we don`t need your homophobic prom anyway! Whiny bitch ass PUSSIES! I know if that happened in my school there would be a substantial number of students up in arms for the lesbians.

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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:46 am
    so many people are just close minded
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:47 am
    What a bunch of party-bumming-homophobic-turd-wads.

    The poor girls shouldn`t be admonished and stigmatized over the actions of some well-meaning but clearly misguided individuals,(may Sappho rise from her tomb and strike them gay so that they may recognize the error of their close-mindedness speedily in our times.)

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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:48 am
    Goddamn she`s hot.
  29. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:54 am
    "may Sappho rise from her tomb and strike them gay "

    XD

  30. Profile photo of Hiromi
    Hiromi Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:56 am
    I dream of a day gays wouldn`t be thought of as gays...but as people. this is like the 60`s with the african american rights all over again...but now it`s gays. .

    but as for now it`s `Liberty and Justice for all..`(some restrictions apply)

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    purpledbooh Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    @ almightybob

    hell yeah, I would ;P

  32. Profile photo of Dragonlord
    Dragonlord Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    Wow, canceling an entire prom just to stop one person from going? That poo`s crazy.
  33. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    this reminds me of the les bos episode of south park he he he
  34. Profile photo of Blakcat71388
    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    What the fuucck.

    Really? REALLY!? Let her wear a damn tux and bring her date. Schools are retarded.

  35. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    America... Where all straight, white, good christian men are equal.
  36. Profile photo of DGbME
    DGbME Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    @ purpledbooh
    Can we watch??
  37. Profile photo of Saragato
    Saragato Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    That`s dumb. I went to the prom with my best friend, who was a girl, as my date. Granted neither of us were in a tux but still. And I`m one state over.
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    March 11, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    Thats so freaky-i looked at the title and they started talking about it on the news

    Woah! lol

  39. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2010 at 12:55 pm
    Once she learned the school was going to do this, She should`ve backed off. Instead, She`d rather no one have a prom for her selfishness.

    The parents of the students should hold their own "event" separate from the school. Then there will be no lawsuit, Because it won`t be ran by the school.

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    ardystic Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    what`s the big deal? at my prom, girls who couldn`t get a real date brought their girl friends as dates. america is so sensitive.
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    pizzabob18 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    It sickens me. An innocent girl who has done nothing wrong is made an antagonist to the whole student body by the close-minded homophobic staff who think they are all wise and knowing. I`d love it if the smarter and more open-minded students of that school organized their own prom where people can bring along whomever they please to the dance regardless of their orientation. The fact that the close-minded staff of the school have practically made the students at that school show hatred for that girl is an outrage.
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    bridog6996 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    Wow. If the students are mad at her for not having a prom, they`re retarded. They should be mad at the school for canceling it for a stupid reason.
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    fiizok Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    CrakrJak, selfishness has nothing to do with it. The girl didn`t make the call to cancel the prom. The school`s administration is at fault here.

    And this isn`t over yet. Looks like the ACLU will now be suing the school. http://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights/aclu-sue...

    Also there is a now Facebook support group: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Let-Consta...

  44. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    I`m tolerant of homosexuality, but the other students have a right to be pissed at her. Taking a stand is admirable until you force other people to take a stand against their will.

    Draw a parallel to the Civil Rights Movement:
    Blacks used passive resistance to fight discrimination and racist legislation. If a restaurant served only whites, blacks didn`t go burn down the restaurant to stop it from serving everybody.

    The right way for her to take a stand is to make herself the victim. Not herself and the rest of her class, most of which don`t even agree with her.

  45. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    MAN this is stupid!!
    So much drama in the states over gay rights. i dont get it!

    Gay marriage has been legal in Canada for awhile now. When it happened a lot of people i know, including myself, didnt even know about it.
    We all just woke up that morning, all like,"gay marriage just became legal yesterday, eh?"."Really? thats awesome, eh! Lets go get some donuts"
    And when it happened, i never heard anything about protests against it either, just happy gay couples on the news :)

  46. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    The stupidity hurts so bad >.<
  47. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    Another point: Men don`t wear tuxedos because we like girls. We wear them because we`re men. I`m gonna assume that goes the same way with girls. It`s not about sexual preference, it`s about gender.

    Formal wear is men in tuxes, women in dresses/gowns. That`s not anti-homosexual, that`s just the way stuff happens. Wanting to wear a tux is just retarded, and it has nothing to do with gay rights.

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    baileyabb Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    Every time a story like this comes out I feel the correct response should be public stoning each 2dymentinal bigot in the school system. I am so thankful my gay friends back in Highschool had a normal life like the rest of us.
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    Ryan22158 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    xxPinkxx,

    I bet you got those donuts from a Tim Hortons

    :D

    I guess I can add my two cents. I think it`s pretty stupid to cancel prom over one stupid chick. Let her wear a tux and take her partner to the prom. I don`t under stand why this is so hard.

  50. Profile photo of EatYourSoul
    EatYourSoul Male 13-17
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    This is absurd
  51. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    MAN this is stupid!!

    So much drama in the states over gay rights. i dont get it!

    Gay marriage has been legal in Canada for awhile now, and it wasnt even front page news. seriously, a hockey game got the front page that week and the fact that gay marriage just became legal was on like page 3 or 4. Well in one of the newspapers.
    And when it happened, i never heard anything about protests against it either, just happy gay couples on the news :)

  52. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    ryan22158- we totally WERE at tim hortons when we read it in the paper!!

    Man thats pretty bad. im such a stereotype! lol.

  53. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    I don`t care if other people are gay without me knowing it.
    What pisses me off is when they advertise that they are gay because then it brings in the anti-gay religious freaks and THOSE PEOPLE piss me off.
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    Monique_D Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    What`s the big deal about a girl wearing a tuxedo? Marlene Dietrich became famous in part because she wore a man`s tuxedo in one of her early films, and that was 80 years ago! She looked great in it too.
  55. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    Eldavo, gay rights and crossdressing aren`t the same issue, but they`re treated the same. Hell, schools can do whatever they want in this country. They could decide nobody whose too tall is allowed at the prom and it would be legal.
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    odc Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    I`m glad I didn`t go to school in Mississippi. Half my friends who were female wore tuxes or some other kind of "male" clothing to my prom, and escorted each other. Nobody said a word to them.
  57. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    I prefer to see the issue of gay rights as something of a religious issue. Discriminating against gays isn`t any different then discriminating against a religion. After all, it`s only religion that even qualifies whether or not homosexuality is an issue, and it has nothing to do with politics or science. It`s only a political issue because it`s a religious issue. If there were no anti-homosexual religions, there simply would be no issue at all.
  58. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    Eldavo... your points are of an oppressive sort of thinking. She didn`t attempt to have the prom canceled, those idiots did of their own accord. Also, I worked in a warehouse a typically "Male" occupation. I wear pants. I hate drating skirts. If I want to wear a TUX I will goddam do whatever the hell I please. drat I wear men`s clothes all the time, because they`re comfy.
  59. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    I disagree. I`ve met atheists who are against homosexuality for reasons like "It`s unnatural" and "you need a mother and a father to raise children right" ect ect
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    VirtualParty Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    To those saying that the other students should be pissed at them first know that I agree. The other students should be pissed at them but not for the reason you say and not because it is selfish of these girls to cause no prom at all.

    Saying that blacks who sat in didn`t burn down a restaurante to stop all other patrons from enjoying it is just stupid. The point of sit-ins was usually to stop most other people from going there entirely, which sometimes led to the places being put out of business, so don`t act like no one suffered because they did.

    Other people are going to have to plug their noses and eat the poo on the plate in front of them just like the racists that wouldn`t let the negro eat in their diner. Something has to change, and if this be the way so be it.

    It`s not like anyone is being killed in this situation.

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    VirtualParty Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    PS: The girls didn`t try to have the prom canceled. It was a the idea of the school council. Rather than have a lesbian couple there, they`d rather have no prom at all. Blame the school board.
  62. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    Sarah: The girl and the article itself tied the issues together. The two being entirely separate issues was my point exactly. Also, pui`s right. Gay rights isn`t a religious issue, it`s a difference issue. Just like race and religion, homosexuality makes a person different than "normal" to the more ignorant people, and that`s enough to create an issue. Religion is one argument, but definitely not THE argument.
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    Ugh, people are so pathetic. I can`t believe some bigots canceled a prom all because a girl was lesbian. This is sad -_-
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    Radfad Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    America you lead the world in so many many retarded ways.
  65. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    Virtual: Going by what you said, you clearly don`t agree. But that doesn`t matter. What does matter is how poorly you understand US history, being that you live here. Let me explain:

    Any restaurant has the right to remove any person from the premises for any reason. If the person won`t leave, the restaurant can all the cops.

    That was the point of sit-ins. Blacks were being arrested, sometimes if not usually with excessive force, simply because they were black. That made them the victims of oppression. They showed up and just waited to get arrested. No trouble for other patrons was caused.

    That`s my point. This girl DID cause trouble for other students by letting the school cancel the prom.

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    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    Radfad: Mississippi leads America in so many retarded ways. Chiefly among them, that state has the worst school system in the country. Don`t judge all of us because of this. Or anything Florida or Texas does, for that matter.
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    lockedup Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    I am anti-"gay marriage". But, these kinds of things are getting annoying because I just don`t care anymore. I don`t like the thought of people telling me what I can do in the privacy of my own home and I`m not going to turn around and do the same to others.

    About the story at hand, maybe they could have compromised? Like, maybe have both the girls wear dresses and/or have them come by themselves? Surely you can go to prom by yourself and dance with whoever you want. And surely, it`s alright to ask that whoever comes to the prom be dressed appropriately?

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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    ElDavo, to be fair, I don`t think the girls intended to have prom canceled, and I doubt they were even warned that it was going to be canceled before it was.

    lockedup, enforcing a dress code isn`t so bad, but to have to come to prom separate from your date and pretend you`re not "with" them all night because of bigotry is another thing entirely. Also, they probably would get in trouble for dancing with each other as well, because it might make the other students "uncomfortable".

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    fiizok Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    "This girl DID cause trouble for other students by letting the school cancel the prom."

    Right. Clearly she has control over what the school does. How dare she ALLOW them to cancel the prom!

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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    i dissagree, eldavo.

    she obviously didnt intend for the prom to be cancelled, it just happened. and its not really about the tux. they actually said only male-female couples were allowed. they were asking for it.

    plus the fact that you started off with " im tollerent of homosexuality" like its something painful for you to tollerate, upsets me a little.

    BUT

    im not in the mood for arguing, and although i dont agree with you, what you said isnt that bad so im gonna leave it for someone else i guess.

  71. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    LOL guardinGnome- you make a good point.

    ps i like your SN.

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    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    "A Feb. 5 memo to students laid out the criteria for bringing a date to the prom, and one requirement was that the person must be of the opposite sex."

    I`m sure cancellation of the prom wasn`t their intention. My only point is that their choice to disobey the school directly contributed to the prom being canceled. That doesn`t make it their fault, but they aren`t entirely free from blame.

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    xParanoia Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    What part of prom is educational? Nothing. So... what educational practices would she be interrupting?
    That`s what I didn`t get.
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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    ElDavo, I see what you mean, but I really think the school was unreasonable for canceling it. They could have just turned the couple away at the door. I think the school canceled prom in part to turn the rest of the school against them and prove some "point".

    "Look a gay couple! THIS IS WHY WE CAN`T HAVE NICE THINGS!"

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    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    Fiizok: Quick English lesson for you here. If you don`t stop something, you allow it to happen. M-W says "neglect to restrain", but I`m trying to keep this simple for you.

    Backing out of taking a female date would`ve stopped the school board from canceling the prom. She didn`t back out, so she allowed it to happen.

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    SoundlesHero Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    We seriously need the south to rise again.

    Secession is the only answer here really.

    They can make Limbaugh their president.

    In 20 years, after we have to attack and take over because of their lack of GDP, economy, agriculture, education and health, all because they kept trying to call Jesus to find out what to do next and he never called back, I`d whistle Dixie while burning bibles.

    I`m so goddamn irritated now.

  77. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    pui: I get your point. Personally, I would be pissed at the school for canceling. I`m just saying the girls broke the rules, and if other kids want to be pissed at them for that, I wouldn`t say they`re wrong to be.

    Even though I disagree with a statement like "Thanks for ruining my senior year", I see where it`s coming from. You can too, right?

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    "I`m just saying the girls broke the rules"

    A rule that isn`t fair or just in any sense of the words.

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    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    Nido: Once again, I agree with you. This just goes back to the "should I take a fall because you`re taking a stand?" issue. Causing the prom to be canceled, even if that wasn`t her intention, is just rude to the kids that didn`t want to take a stand against this rule.
  80. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    ElDavo, I`d be pissed, but I`d be pissed at the school, not the girls.

    The school`s decision to cancel the whole prom really irks me for many reasons. First, they`re just hiding behind "school policy" and "these are the rules" to prevent themselves from being seen as bigots. They`re so uncomfortable with two girls going to prom together, they`d rather cancel the entire thing for everyone then allow it, and then they make it out like it`s the girls` fault it was canceled, when they could have just not allowed that particular couple admittance (which they didn`t do because then THEY would look bad).

    Yeah, the girls could have surrendered, forfeited their rights, but how is that going to fix anything? And how is it unreasonable for them to fight for an equal opportunity to be at prom with their date? It was the school that was unreasonable and overreacted by canceling it for everyone.

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    sourkrauter Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    what would really screw up the whole situation? if the girl she was escorting was BLACK! omg! look! its a gay interracial couple trying to express themselves! lets punish the WHOLE CLASS! i dont see why they couldnt have prom, i mean jesus, i saw somethin like this happen at a prom in wyoming for god`s sake, except the girls that went with each other BOTH wore tux`s and were pretty damn cute
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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    basically, the girls` didn`t make it so that all the students had to fall with them, the school made that ultimatum.
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    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    I`m a high school?
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    chrees516 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    This news story is no surprise:

    Mississippi has no global cities, has the highest adult obesity rate,
    and in 2008 had the lowest per capita income by state in the country.

    Don`t worry people they`re not getting anywhere anytime soon.

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    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    March 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    Sad thing is, most the of school officials probably look at lesbian/gay porn.

    Bet on it.

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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    lol good point, Grag
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    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    pui: They have to know when fighting a rule is going to change something and when it will just make everyone angry. This is Mississippi. People are deeply rooted in their beliefs, and I could`ve told you that fighting the school board would never have ended well.

    In this situation, just moving on and trying to change it a different way is a much better option. Trying to fight a Mississippi county`s school board over their homophobia is a terrible idea from the start. It`s morally right, but it`s a terrible idea.

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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    So because it probably won`t work, they shouldn`t do anything?

    Don`t you think the school made a bit of a dick move here? They could have just pulled out their bogus rules and said "Sorry, you and your girlfriend can`t go to prom. We warned you." Instead they canceled it for everyone. I think the school did that intentionally.

    The school decided not to have a prom because
    1) They don`t like the idea of two girl`s dancing together
    2) They don`t want to be forced to allow two girls to dance together (It`s like how Walmarts close as soon as a union tries to form)
    3) this way they don`t have to reject anyone and look like bigots, so only the lesbians look bad for "canceling prom".

    It was not the girls` fault prom was canceled. It is the school`s retaliation strategy.

  89. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    March 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    "I could`ve told you that fighting the school board would never have ended well."

    Brown Vs. Board of Education didn`t end well? Hmm...

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    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    For the 87th time, I agree with you. Yes, of course the school made a dick move. But it`s not that it probably wouldn`t work, it`s that it definitely wouldn`t work. Not in Mississippi. The school was never going to let those girls go to a prom together.

    It wasn`t the girls` intention to have the prom canceled, but it was their fault. They fought the system, those are the consequences.

    Just so we`re clear: We are both pissed at the school for this. Do you disagree that it`s justifiable to be pissed at either the girls or the school? I`m saying it`s not entirely unreasonable for a person to be pissed at the girls, not that I am.

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    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    TheGrag: Yes, please read that one sentence and respond without thinking. I was totally talking about racial issues in Kansas and not at all about homophobia in Mississippi.

    However, that`s kinda my point. The difference between Brown v. Board of Education and this case is location and timing. That suit was in a place and time where it could be successful. This wasn`t and it didn`t have a chance.

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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    It was not their fault. The school made the ultimatum, they didn`t. The girls` didn`t say "either we get a prom, or no one does!" They just wanted to be heard. I don`t think they imagined at all (even when the rules for attending prom were posted) that prom would be canceled for everyone and not just them.

    The school on the other hand, instead of fighting their position by coming out and saying they were not going allow gay couples at the prom because of their "deep rooted beliefs", opted to cancel the prom "due to the distractions to the educational process caused by recent events" so that they wouldn`t have to let lesbians at their prom, they wouldn`t look like bigots and the blame gets put on the two students instead of them to boot! Cowards.

    If they don`t fight, and no future students fight, nothing will ever change. The point isn`t that THEY will get to go to prom, but if every year more couples demands to go, they can`t keep canceling prom forev

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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm
    Basically, no I don`t think it is right for anyone to blame the girls` for prom being canceled.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm
    Lesbians are a pain at times. Trust me, I live with one. I dreamt of it when I was 18, at the tender age of 31 it`s come true, and gents, don`t go there, seriously, I`m trying to move out. This only tells half a story.


    Thank god we don`t have the ridiculous prom culture in the UK. It`s too much hassle and grief and expense and angst and stuff.

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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    March 11, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    I went to Junior prom with my female best friend. We were the cutest couple there. =)
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    "It wasn`t the girls` intention to have the prom canceled, but it was their fault. They fought the system, those are the consequences."

    No, it`s not their fault. The girls had nothing to do with the decision to cancel the prom. The school did.

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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    This is a classic police/military strategy, discipline the group as a whole, than individuals. That way the group turns on the `dissenter` or "persons of non-conformity". Personally, I think Rural America need a really hard kick to their collective balls. I petty the fools.
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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    BrimstoneOne, exactly. That is the precisely what the school did.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    I took my (ex)girlfriend to her senior prom, no big deal, we both wore dresses tho.
    *and*
    that chick is cute, she`s gonna be a hot lesbian when she`s legal...
  100. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    What part of prom is educational? Nothing. So... what educational practices would she be interrupting?
    That`s what I didn`t get.

    The conflict could reasonably be considered disruptive to education due to people becoming more involved in the conflict than in education.

    It`s still wrong, though, because cancelling the prom doesn`t stop the conflict.

    They could have just turned the couple away at the door.

    Would that be legal?

    I think the school canceled prom in part to turn the rest of the school against them and prove some "point".

    I think it was the only thing they could do and remain true to their own beliefs.

    The tux thing seems strange - don`t proms have sexed dress codes anyway? Or do those only restrict men nowadays?

  101. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    "I think it was the only thing they could do and remain true to their own beliefs."

    They could have said "No you can`t bring another girl to prom as your date, we as a school are against same-sex pair ups. Therefore, you will not be allowed admittance to the prom". Yes, it does infringe on the couple`s rights, but at least then they would be showing their true intentions.

    Instead they opted to cancel prom for everyone so they wouldn`t look like bigots for rejecting only two students. All canceling prom did was let them hide behind "school policy" instead of admitting that they have a problem with homosexuality. If anything they did the OPPOSITE of "standing up for their own beliefs"

  102. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    I disagree. I`ve met atheists who are against homosexuality for reasons like "It`s unnatural" and "you need a mother and a father to raise children right" ect ect

    Atheists from a country dominated for many generations by an anti-homosexual religion which has played a huge part in shaping the country. The atheists in question have been in part shaped by the society they grew up in, which was in part shaped by that religion.

    So I disagree with your disagreement. I think the root cause is anti-homosexual religions much more than it`s standard human xenophobia. Consider, for example, ancient Greece and pre-Christian Rome. The religions there did not oppose Christianity. There was nothing like as much opposition to it. Greeks apparently didn`t care at all. Romans only seemed to care if a man took what was considered to be a too passive role. Even that wasn`t about homosexuality per se - it was about being unmanly. I think that isn`t a coincide

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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    look.. fact is the school doesn`t want a girl in a tuxedo. so much so that they will call of the prom. most of the students don`t wanna see that shat either. So why not just dress normal and stop being so selfish? What a waste of good neden.
  104. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    I still disagree. In roman times, homosexuality was considered normal, therefore nobody was offended by it. I don`t think their religion had anything to do with it. Nowadays, homosexuality isn`t "normal" and hasn`t been for years. Yes, Christinan values probably played a part in cutting down the amount of openly gay people, but that doesn`t change the fact that people still are irked by things they consider strange purely because they`re not used to seeing it.
  105. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    They could have said "No you can`t bring another girl to prom as your date, we as a school are against same-sex pair ups. Therefore, you will not be allowed admittance to the prom". Yes, it does infringe on the couple`s rights, but at least then they would be showing their true intentions.

    But it wouldn`t have accomplished anything if their decision was overturned by a court.

    Instead they opted to cancel prom for everyone so they wouldn`t look like bigots for rejecting only two students. All canceling prom did was let them hide behind "school policy" instead of admitting that they have a problem with homosexuality. If anything they did the OPPOSITE of "standing up for their own beliefs"

    Given a choice between being forced to publically support and applaud something they consider wrong or cancelling the prom, their most internally consistent position is to cancel the prom.

    Either that or resign en masse as a matter of p

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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    keith2, did the school say "okay you can bring your girlfriend to prom, just you both have to wear dresses, that is the dress code"? No.

    You`re missing the bigger issue here lol

  107. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    But it wouldn`t have accomplished anything if their decision was overturned by a court.

    That`s the POINT. They`re cowards. They didn`t "stand up for their rights", they simply found a loop hole so they would get their way this time. Sadly, they won`t be able to cancel prom every year forever, so doing this, ultimately doesn`t fix their predicament either.

    if they honest-to-goodness feel like they should not be obligated to allow openly gay couples at their prom, they should FIGHT FOR THAT RIGHT. They KNOW they are being bigots, they KNOW they are in the wrong, so they cheap out and cancel prom so they won`t have to deal with it... for now.

    And they`re still going to be sued lol.

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    DeutschDude9 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    that title and caption made no sense
  109. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm
    I also still disagree.

    Firstly, I think you`re mixing `normal` and `acceptable`, which is very common. Normal is simply what usually happens, or at least happens about as much as the alternatives. So, for example, in a society in which two political parties each usually get 30-40% of the vote, voting for either would be normal.

    Secondly, in a sense I think cause and effect is is (and was) the opposite way around. I think that a major reason why homosexuality is seen as unacceptable in societies dominated by religious that teach that homosexuality is unacceptable is the religion teaching that homosexuality is unacceptable. So I think it became seen as unacceptable because of the religions and then became less commonly seen, not the other way around.

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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    Angilion, most of the atheists I know have never had any religious teaching at all. Never been to church, and their parents are atheists too. They just don`t like the idea of two guys kissing. The idea of it grosses them out. Why? Because they don`t see it often. It`s not acceptable BECAUSE it`s "odd". It doesn`t conform. Human beings don`t like things that don`t fit into the category of "normal". It`s just human nature. People act the same way around people with disabilities or unpopular subcultures and other things that make people uncomfortable.
  111. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2010 at 4:40 pm
    if they honest-to-goodness feel like they should not be obligated to allow openly gay couples at their prom, they should FIGHT FOR THAT RIGHT.

    Yes. But why do so after being forced to allow openly gay couples at their prom this year? They would have lost their fight before they started.

    These proms...are they state funded or privately funded? Are schools required to do them?

  112. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    Yes. But why do so after being forced to allow openly gay couples at their prom this year? They would have lost their fight before they started.

    So they think they`ll be able to do this forever? Every year when more and more students become open about their sexuality, they are just going to just keep canceling prom for everyone? Nice plan that is. Also, they are still going to get sued THIS year, so I wouldn`t say they won, and they definitely didn`t do a very good job standing up for themselves.

  113. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    I never said that it`s restricted to people who have been taught an anti-homosexual religion. I`m arguing that a religion that dominates a society affects that society. The effects of that linger even if the religion ceases to dominate the society, unless as a result of a revolution that suppresses the religion (and not completely even then). For a less contentious example, consider trading on sundays. Restricting trade on sundays is wholly a Christian thing, brought in purely as a result on Christianity dominating the UK. There are still restrictions on sunday trading in the UK, which hasn`t been dominated by Christianity for generations. Sunday trading restrictions became acceptable, expected and normal (in the meaning you`re using) solely because Christianity dominated the country, but remained so long after it ceased to do so.
  114. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm
    So they think they`ll be able to do this forever?

    I doubt it, but they probably thought it would give them a year to fight their case.

    Or maybe they could cancel the prom permanently. Are schools *required* to pay for and host proms?

  115. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    I`m arguing that a religion that dominates a society affects that society.

    I would agree with that statement alone, but I still don`t think all homophobes have been brainwashed by religion to some degree.

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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    Angilion, no, I don`t think it`s required, but I doubt you`d get many new students enrolling in that school if they don`t have a prom ;)
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    jak22 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    really? nobody cares at my highschool. your probably more likely to get your ass kicked for being a douche to a gay kid because he`s gay rather than getting beat up cuz your gay. i dont really get why it matters, its not that weird. im strait and i have gay friends. haha. and im an atheist and my mom is religious. its not necesarily how your raised, just how gullible and insecure you are.
  118. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    I would agree with that statement alone, but I still don`t think all homophobes have been brainwashed by religion to some degree.

    Nor do I. That`s not the position I`ve been arguing.

    On a seperate tangent, I disgree with the use of the word `homophobe` in this context. It actually means "a person who has an irrational fear of sameness". Someone who is scared of identical twins, for example. It`s completely the wrong word even if `sex` was added to it, because it`s being used to refer to anyone who has any negative attitude towards homosexuals, and even against many people who don`t. For example, I`ve been called a homophobe for objecting to gay pride. My reasons for doing so have nothing to do with homosexuality. I object to all such group pride ideologies because I think they`re fundamentally wrong.

  119. Profile photo of ForAllThSin
    ForAllThSin Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    anyone who needs the ACLU is just screwing things up for everyone else
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    KittenCereal Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    effing ridiculous...good for her for standing up for her rights regardless of what was going on around her.
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    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    March 11, 2010 at 6:28 pm
    Fun fact: the single strongest predictor of the belief that homosexuality is a morally unacceptable lifestyle is weekly church attendance.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/27694/Toleran...

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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    Okay?
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    tiggerwitch1 Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    i graduated from an all girls high school and literally about half the student body was either bi or lesbian. the teachers, one of which is a nun (it is a catholic school), could care less of the orientation of their students as long as they followed the rules. it`s beyond time to let stuff like this go, accept people`s differences and preferences, and be nice.
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    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    wow... people are just really stupid sometimes
  125. Profile photo of theHUSHSOUND
    theHUSHSOUND Female 13-17
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    March 11, 2010 at 7:07 pm
    That is absolutely ridiculous and stepping over the line. I`m glad that she is standing up for her rights. It`s towns like these that give America a bad name and make me ashamed. Just because they don`t AGREE with someone`s sexual preferences doesn`t mean they have a right to cancel prom.

    CNN`s article says:
    In a statement released Wednesday, the county`s board of education said that, "Due to the distractions to the educational process caused by recent events, the Itawamba County School District has decided to not host a prom at Itawamba Agricultural High School this year."

    EDUCATIONAL distractions?

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    theHUSHSOUND Female 13-17
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    March 11, 2010 at 7:08 pm
    And there`s more: "The decision was made, the board of education said, `taking into consideration the education, safety and well-being of our students.`"

    I fail to see how a homosexual couple violates the safety of students.

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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 7:10 pm
    "I object to all such group pride ideologies because I think they`re fundamentally wrong."

    Care to elaborate? I think I agree, but I`d like to hear what you mean.

  128. Profile photo of verinon
    verinon Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 7:33 pm
    Wait a minute, people are STILL afraid of gays and lesbians!??
  129. Profile photo of NinjaOfLove
    NinjaOfLove Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 7:39 pm
    The whole idea of a prom distracts from the real purpose of a school anyways, education. Maybe if they started focusing on what`s important American`s wouldn`t fall short in that area when compared to the rest of the world.
  130. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 7:41 pm
    NinjaOfLove, yeah let`s just ditch anything that`s at all exciting and/or fun. That`ll make kids want to learn!

    Besides, Prom happens after you`re already graduating and your high school education is finished.

  131. Profile photo of NinjaOfLove
    NinjaOfLove Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 7:43 pm
    pui Not it Mississippi it isn`t. Juniors and Seniors attend prom in the middle of the spring semester far from time of graduation.
  132. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 7:50 pm
    Oh, sorry. Here Prom happens pretty close to the end of the school year, like maybe 2-3 weeks from the graduation.

    Still, taking out any activity that might be considered "distracting" (which would apply to pretty much any extra-curricular activity) wouldn`t make school a very attractive place to be.

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    NinjaOfLove Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 7:52 pm
    I just don`t think it should be the school`s responsibility to host prom. Prom is a privilege not a right. It wouldn`t be hard for it to be hosted by an outside party from the community. Plus, all that money could be put to better use in the school.
  134. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    March 11, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    I`m a high school?
  135. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 8:27 pm
    idk about other schools, but when I graduated, my class was responsible for raising the money for prom. The more money we raised through car washes/garage sales/school dances we organized/ect, the nicer a prom we got. It didn`t come out of the school`s pocket.

    It gave us a chance to work together towards a common goal, gave us some responsibilities and something to do on the weekend and in the end we got a nice prom!

    If most schools don`t already do that, I guess I`d say they should.

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    Kalimata Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    The land of the free? Home of the brave? This story sickened me, it really did. It`s bigotry, plain and simple. Discrimination against a person because of a trait that they neither chose, or can control. Re-read the article and substitute the word Black for lesbian, homosexual, gay. That would be racist and unacceptable, but it`s okay to punish the gays... Bloody sickening.
  137. Profile photo of ashbexmaeur
    ashbexmaeur Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    "The land of the free? Home of the brave? This story sickened me, it really did. It`s bigotry, plain and simple."

    Agreed.

    That`s Mississippi for you. I had several gay couples at my prom, no one cared.

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    RehtaeH Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 9:13 pm
    Well... I`m not a high school... so no comment...
  139. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    "CrakrJak, selfishness has nothing to do with it."

    She wanted to wear a tuxedo. I don`t believe the school would`ve cared who she went with as long as she had worn a dress. But she just had to shove her "lifestyle choice" into their faces.

    It`s this aggressiveness typified in the slogan "We`re here, We`re Queer" That really offends.
    How well do you think someone would be treated walking down Castro St. in San Francisco yelling "We`re Great, We`re Straight" ?

    I doubt the ACLU would be defend a skinheads wanting to wear a white hood and robe to the prom, Nor would they defend a girl wanting to wear nothing more than a thong bikini.

    Certain events in our lives require proper dress & etiquette. A prom is NOT the proper place to express your politics, religion, or lifestyle.

  140. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 9:23 pm
    She wanted to wear a tuxedo. I don`t believe the school would`ve cared who she went with as long as she had worn a dress.

    That wasn`t the case. They didn`t say "Oh okay, you can bring your girlfriend, but you have to wear a dress, that is the dress code for the prom". This wasn`t a clothing issue, this was an issue with her bringing a female date.

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    mischeif954 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    The land of the free? Home of the brave? This story sickened me, it really did. It`s bigotry, plain and simple. Discrimination against a person because of a trait that they neither chose, or can control. Re-read the article and substitute the word Black for lesbian, homosexual, gay. That would be racist and unacceptable, but it`s okay to punish the gays... Bloody sickening.

    No thanks, stop trying to sub blacks in sub yourself in. As for something that cant be controlled I wont go into the whole born gay thing but you can abstain from certain behavior you can`t abstain your skin color.

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 9:29 pm
    Crakrjack do you have any clue of what you`re really talking about?
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    Logan033 Male 13-17
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    March 11, 2010 at 9:45 pm
    Anyone that wants to send a message to the superintendent her work E-mail is [email protected]
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    ARC123 Female 13-17
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    March 11, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    it`s stuff like this that pisses me off and makes me regret being a part of the human race.
    Well, that and today I heard one of my fellow senior classmates literally say "If you`re a homo or a fairy, get the drat out of here. Go to Texas. or Columbus (Ohio). *snicker*"
    a) it doesn`t even make sense and
    b) this same guy told me not even a month ago that he didn`t have a problem with gays, as long as they didn`t try to "make him gay." (yes, because you`re so irresistable...)
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:04 pm
    Crakr, much as I try to respect you (you`re obviously an intelligent guy), I struggle. Her sexual orientation is not a "lifestyle choice". It`s who she is. Back atcha, did you wake up one morning as an adult and decide there and then to make the "lifestyle choice" that you were more sexually attracted to females?
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    green_batman Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:05 pm
    I think the mis-aimed blame in this case is almost more sickening that the initial act of prejudice. Both in the comments on the site and the comments here, people have been blaming the prom cancellation on the girls. It isn`t their fault. The school made the choice to cancel the prom.

    Further, their act of protest in deciding that they would go to the prom is the only right thing they could have done. If they had backed down, the school would have won and the prejudicial policy would stand. That policy is wrong, no question about it. Protesting the wrong is the only ethical way to handle it.

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    lockedup Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:06 pm
    I just can`t imagine myself canceling prom because someone wanted to be different. I`m not exactly pro-gay (religious beliefs and all that) but is this really a big deal? Most likely, they would`ve been made fun of at the prom anyway.

    Maybe I missed the Bible verse that says we have to interfere in everyone`s lives to the point of making them miserable? I sure don`t like it when people interfere in my personal life.

    It just seems cowardly to me that they couldn`t compromise in any way.

    Now that I think about it, even straight people don`t dress formally 100% of the time. I`ve seen some crazy get-ups in prom pictures.

    And surely there have been platonic same sex couples at prom before?

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    green_batman Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:12 pm
    CrakrJak: Your example involving skinheads does not compare because they are an organization based on hate. Gays and lesbians are simply a natural part of the population with a harmless difference in their preferences. Skinheads actively spew hatred and often become violent.

    The example involving a girl wanting to wear a thong bikini is also not comparable. Neither men nor women would be allowed to wear so little because it borders on indecency. On the other hand, men wear tuxedos all the time, and it is considered quite decent. There is no reason why a woman wearing it is suddenly indecent because it covers just as much skin when she wears it as when a man wears it.

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:57 pm
    green_batman: You missed the whole point. Proper attire shows respect for the event, This girl was showing disrespect with her plans to wear a tuxedo.

    This was ALL about her, She couldn`t have cared less about what her school, classmates, or the other parents thought. She gained nothing but the ire of community around her.

    You can`t change other people, You can only change yourself. Sooner or later, She is going to have to learn that life lesson or end up alone and despised.

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    Keegan31 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:02 pm
    Anyone who cannot see that Homosexual rights is the civil rights issue of our age, is doomed to repeat the same mistakes their racist grandfathers made.

    @Crakr A Tux or dress is proper attire at a prom. She chose to wear one of these items.

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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 12:50 am
    "Proper attire shows respect for the event"

    So do you think they`d call off the event if someone couldn`t afford an upscale dress or tux for their prom? Or would they not be allowed to attend? That sort of thinking begins to alienate many minorities. A couple of girls wore pant suits to my Grad. I guess we`re just a little more forward thinking up here. Open up the underground railways, you guys can start shippin us your gays!

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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    March 12, 2010 at 12:56 am
    This is the educational equivalent of a kid walking off the pitch and taking his ball home because he`s losing a game of soccer. They can`t tell one couple not to attend as that would be prejudiced, so instead they decide no one can come. Thats the working of a sick sick mind
  153. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 1:07 am
    @CrakrJak: There are plenty of other proms across the country where girls come wearing tuxes and no one cares. Some of my friends did it, and no one batted a lash at them. If people in Mississippi have a problem with it, they are probably too closed-minded for their own good.

    There is a certain point when caring about what the people around you think is insane. If the people around you are intolerant and repressive, it isn`t right to stand with them. And if it involves suppressing your own nature, you are only hurting yourself if you do so. I`m not saying that every girl should go wear a tux to prom, but I think that people should be tolerant enough not to throw a hissy fit when it happens. A girl wearing a tux isn`t hurting anyone and it is formal attire, so I don`t see a problem with it.

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    bluevayero Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 1:22 am
    what was that again? land of freedom?
    something is going on wrong with us`s advertising campain..
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    mart1964 Male 40-49
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    March 12, 2010 at 1:29 am
    "You can`t change other people, You can only change yourself. Sooner or later, She is going to have to learn that life lesson or end up alone and despised. "

    Bull poo! The school was in the wrong - not the girl! Unless you want a world full of grey clones who all look and dress the same, a world of boring accountant who look and behave identically to the guy in the next booth.

    Good for her. Showing some individuality. She isn`t exactly tearing it up wearing a tux! Good grief man - show a mote of imagination!

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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 1:37 am
    Ohmy. How the deuce does prohibiting gay couples from dancing INCREASE student rights? Is there a "right to dance among solely heterosexual couples"?
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    Jadavid Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 2:34 am
    1) let the thick girl go to prom.
    2) let the thick lesbian chick go to prom and les it up with whomever she choses
    3) let the young men at the prom enjoy being a man and understand that things like that wont happen unless they make it rain
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    magoo22 Male 30-39
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    March 12, 2010 at 3:19 am
    @Jadavid, re #3: Huh??
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    malinschen Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 4:08 am
    Whats the fuzz all about? Where is the problem? Of course two people should have right to go to the prom together if they wish so,
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    Vindictive Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 4:10 am
    our school doesn`t allow gay partners to attend prom, either. which is indescribably retarded because i live in chicago which has freaking BOYS TOWN.
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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 4:51 am
    CrakrJak, for the last time, the clothing she wanted to wear is the minor issue here. The real problem is that they wouldn`t let her bring her date to prom.
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    mischeif954 Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 5:46 am
    How does stuff like this even happen does the school have this in a policy somewhere or the girl wrote a formal letter to the school saying

    "I`m bringing my gf and we`re gonna wear tuxes"

    Maybe, I`m just getting old faster than I thought, but didn`t you
    1) just buy tickets
    2) make sure you don`t get suspended days before
    3) show up

    How did they know before hand this was gonna happen to cancel it in the first place?

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    vegascartman Male 30-39
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    March 12, 2010 at 5:46 am
    OK, reality check here. My bet is this never was an issue until the GIRL made an issue out of it because she`s 17 and knows everything. So she probably made it a public issue, got some media attention and then when the school responded accordingly, she took it to the ACLU and it escalated to the point where the school just got sick of the media attention and canceled the prom. This isn`t an issue about homophobia or the school, it`s about a little brat know-it-all who decided to make her sexual life a political issue to get media attention. The school got sick of being involved and tool an appropriate reaction.
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
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    March 12, 2010 at 5:47 am
    Oh yeah, my bet is that if the two girls just showed up, looked nice, and participated in all the regular prom activities together, nobody would have cared. The fact that this blew up to be a massive political and public issue before the prom tells me that the girls made an issue out of it long beforehand to make a public political statement and this is the result.
  165. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 12, 2010 at 6:05 am
    "CrakrJak, for the last time, the clothing she wanted to wear is the minor issue here. The real problem is that they wouldn`t let her bring her date to prom."

    Wrong, She decided to tell everyone her plans to disobey the rules and do it in a "in-your-face" way. I seriously doubt she`d have been turned away from had she not decided to wear a tuxedo and blab about it.

    Let`s be clear here, The prom had not yet even occurred. She was not turned away at the door to this event. She figuratively poked the school in the eye here and sued them, Forced them to react the way they did. Many schools can`t hardly afford textbooks nowadays, Let alone huge legal fees.

    Now she`s filed another suit to force them into holding the event. Again this is NOT about being gay, This is about her being an non-nice individual to her school.

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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 6:15 am
    This has EVERYTHING to do with her being gay. Do you seriously think they canceled the prom just because she wanted to wear a tux? Seriously? Use some common sense.

    She asked for permission to bring her girlfriend to prom because she knew that in earlier years same-sex couples had been banned. She hasn`t sued them yet. She is most definitely going to sue them (rightfully so) but she hasn`t yet. The school wanted to deny her rights and not let her bring a girl to prom, but they knew that they would look bad if they did that. Ultimately, the school decided to cancel the prom because they didn`t want to have to put up with lesbians at their wholesome little event, and they also didn`t want to look like bigots for turning her away, so they just retaliated.

    It`s not like she could have gone to prom with another girl if only she had promised to wear a dress instead of a tux.

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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 7:07 am
    This is mental for a few reasons;
    1) If she didn`t want to obey the rules of the dance, then don`t go; too many people have the view that if something doesn`t suit you, then you can sue people like your school, who have no money, and then you`ll get your own way.
    2)Why the school would care that much that she wants to go with a girl rather than a boy is beyond me; likewise with wearing a tux.
    3) If she`d have kept quiet about this, and done what most adults would do..COMPROMISE...then she could have gone to the dance, with her girlfriend, probably without the school even realising. The school probably canceled the dance to avoid a law suit, because they knew she was poo stirring, spoiled little bitch.
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    korahn Male 30-39
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    March 12, 2010 at 7:08 am
    During my prom, in 1999, a lesbian friend of mine had no problem going with her girlfriend. I think it has more to do with many US state and school officials just being prudes.
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 7:13 am
    "kORAHN"- I think you`ve hit the nail on the head there; the school were probably scared of controversy, bad press and legal action. This is probably all over the local news by now, which isn`t good for the school. To be fair though, both parties look like fools now.
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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 7:14 am
    mal_BB
    1) But the rules are prejudice.
    2) idk, but they obviously care enough to tell her she can`t do it.
    3) Compromise? She asked if she could bring her girlfriend to the prom and they said NO. She tried to twist their arm a little and they downright canceled the whole prom. That doesn`t sound like those "adults" at the school board were willing to "compromise". Also, they`re not going to avoid a lawsuit anyway, they still violated her rights and they will and downright should be sued.
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 7:31 am
    I`m just saying that the notion the school violated her rights are absurd; the rules, prejudice, or not were there and made clear, and it was the schools right to make those rules. I don`t agree with them, and the rules are prejudice, but the prom was optional, if she didn`t like it, she doesn`t have to go. She could have; boycotted the event, threatened to go to local media, or put her case to the board of governors. Taking legal action against a school, which is inevitably only going to line the pockets of lawyers, and mean budget cuts for the school in the future wasn`t the right option.
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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 7:38 am
    Rules that are prejudice and restrict a person`s rights need to be changed. If they won`t change them willingly, well, someone has to fight them. You think suing them isn`t going to make them change the rules? You think that after being sued they`re just going to keep posting the same rule and risk being sued AGAIN?

    You`re seriously suggesting she should just be like "Oh, oh well I guess I won`t go them :(" NO. She SHOULD make a big scene! Otherwise, NOTHING will ever change. If there was some rule that said you couldn`t bring a date of another race than your own, would you expect people just to be like "oh okay? I guess this prom isn`t for me then?" C`mon.

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 12, 2010 at 9:28 am
    "But the rules are prejudice."

    All rules are prejudice. Highway patrol has a prejudice against speeders and drunk drivers, A White person can`t apply for the United Negro College Fund, A Christian can`t take a walk around the Haj.

    Life isn`t fair, Grow up and learn that simple fact please.

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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 9:34 am
    CrakrJak, you are an idiot. That is all.
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    west13 Female 13-17
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    March 12, 2010 at 9:46 am
    ok people are always going to juge and talk no matter what you have to stick up for what u believe in
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    DGbME Male 40-49
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    March 12, 2010 at 10:00 am
    CrakrJak is the first one who has made any sense. Pui, your an idiot
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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 10:00 am
    Both of you need to look up the word "prejudice". I don`t think that word means what you think it does.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    March 12, 2010 at 10:21 am
    Cancel the prom? Figures. Religious conservatives are ALWAYS a bunch of damn control-freaks at heart.
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    shpid1 Male 30-39
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    March 12, 2010 at 10:27 am
    ah America the land of the free
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    CyFan987 Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 10:41 am
    (1) : preconceived judgment or opinion (2) : an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge b : an instance of such judgment or opinion c : an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionar...
    Pul- shut up and sit down
  181. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 10:55 am
    All you did was prove my point.

    The police are not prejudice against drunk drivers. They are not forming an "opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge", they are arresting them for breaking the law and potentially killing people.

    A scholarship for women or a selected race is not expressing "an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics". It`s purpose is not to be hostile against those who do not meet the requirements of said scholarship, it`s simply to offer a scholarship.

    The Christians not being able to walk around the Hajj is the only one that meets the definition of "prejudice", but just because a bunch of religious radicals hate on Christians doesn`t mean a school prom should be allowed to put up bogus rules that infringe on people`s rights. Both those things are wrong.

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    Link364 Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 11:23 am
    no comment...
  183. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 12, 2010 at 11:35 am
    "The police are not prejudice against drunk drivers."

    Try telling that to anyone that`s had a glass a wine with dinner or a couple of beers after work and then drove home. Even If they are found to be sober they are treated as if they aren`t until proven otherwise.

    That`s the way things are. She`s trying to force your "lifestyle choice" on a formal gathering with well established rules. They didn`t make these rules up, Just because of her. They`d been around for a long time.

    It boils down to this, She chose to force the issue and get media attention. Now she acts shocked that her classmates despise her for her actions.

    There are consequences to every action.
    Even chickens have the common sense not to crap in their own nest.

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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 11:53 am
    Even If they are found to be sober they are treated as if they aren`t until proven otherwise.

    Suspecting that someone is drunk isn`t prejudice. A cop doesn`t suspect you`re drunk based on no clues, he suspects it because you have alcohol on your breath, or you were driving strangely. He then is obligated to check you so he doesn`t lose his badge by releasing what could be a drunk driver, so he breathalyzes you and... oh! Looks like you`re under the legal limit! You`re good to go!

    All this girl is trying to do is get the same opportunity as everyone else has: to take her date to the prom and have a nice night.

    They didn`t make these rules up, Just because of her. They`d been around for a long time.

    We can argue at each other until we`re blue in the face, but in the real world those rules WILL change because they are a violation of rights. The school is not a religious or private institution and it isn`t within their right to enforce bigotry. Perio

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    Cleat_us Male 30-39
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    March 12, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    this is still happening?? Gotta remove all these old farts in power and replace them with forward thinkers... who cares who is with who and what they are wearing so long as they respect the people around them. I blame all you who either never voted or voted for George Bush for a second time.. You Americans are your own worst friends.
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    mischeif954 Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    What`s funny is I remember when interracial couple were taboo and they just went to the prom and poo was fine they were just 2 people going to the prom together, eventually things changed. I think that making a supreme court case out of everything makes things worse rather than help change it.

    Why is it a big deal that they are two lesbians going to prom aren`t they just two people going to together like anybody else stop letting your sexuality define who you are and you`ll be a lot happier.
    How would the school even know they were a gay couple if they showed up @ prom together even if she was wearing a tux.

    How would they know your in a relationship?
    If they met at the prom would it be an issue?
    These girls planned for a fight while everyone else was planning for prom that`s the issue everyone is having with this whole situation girls are just looking to be the next controversy in spite of ruining everyone elses prom.

  187. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 12, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    "... in the real world those rules WILL change because they are a violation of rights."

    No they won`t, And I`ll tell you how they won`t.
    The school just won`t be a participant in the prom anymore. The responsibility of the prom will fall onto the parents shoulders, That will make it a private event and not subject to being sued.

    "All this girl is trying to do is get the same opportunity as everyone else has.."

    Wrong, She wanted media attention and to force her "lifestyle choice" onto her school. Well she has the attention now, Only it`s not the kind she wanted. She mistakenly believed they`d exclude only her and she`d get a cash settlement. (When someone says it`s "About principle" they are usually lying, It`s almost always about money and attention).

  188. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 2:45 pm
    If a school decided they weren`t going to "do" prom anymore, I doubt many new students would enroll there when every other school would still do a prom. Also, I`m sure the bad rep that school is going to get from the media won`t help them attract new students either.

    All she wanted was to go to prom with her girlfriend. That is not "forcing her `lifestyle choice`" on people. That is merely wanting an equal opportunity.

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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    You`re saying she shouldn`t have asked to bring her girlfriend at all and just pretended to be straight.
  190. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 12, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    pui: You are forgetting the facts here.

    1) She brought the issue up an told them she was going to wear a tuxedo and bring her gf.
    2) She brought on the media attention.
    3) She is the one filing legal actions.
    4) She could`ve found alternative ways to go and not be so confrontational about it.

  191. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    1) She asked permission to bring her girlfriend to prom because she knew that previous years same-sex couples were banned and she knew very well that if she had just showed up at prom she would have been turned away.
    2) She called in that organization after the school violated her rights. That organization insisted that they let her bring her girlfriend to prom and they still said no, so that organization brought it to the public eye.
    3) Because they refused to just let her go to prom. If they didn`t repeatedly violate her rights, she wouldn`t have gone the legal route.
    4) Like what? Like pretend she wasn`t with her girlfriend? (Maybe the tux thing is too far, but like I`ve said before it`s not like they were going to let her go if she wore a dress instead.)
  192. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 12, 2010 at 3:41 pm
    A scholarship for women or a selected race is not expressing "an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics". It`s purpose is not to be hostile against those who do not meet the requirements of said scholarship, it`s simply to offer a scholarship.

    By the same argument, you should consider the school`s actions acceptable on the basis that the purpose is not to be hostile to those who do not meet the requirements of the prom, it`s simply to offer a prom.

    Except that it isn`t, in either case. When something exists deliberately and specifically for the purpose of excluding people who aren`t the "right" sex, "race", sexual orientation or whatever, its purpose is that exclusion.

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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 3:56 pm
    you should consider the school`s actions acceptable on the basis that the purpose is not to be hostile to those who do not meet the requirements of the prom, it`s simply to offer a prom.

    That is not the same thing at all. There are scholarships for everything, students gifted in arts or sports, students who have high grades, students who have slightly lower grades, students who did a special activity, students who are in a certain age group, ectect. The whole point of a scholarship is that you have to meet the specifications in order to be rewarded it. Would you say the art scholarship is being hostile because it doesn`t accept people who excel in science? No, that would be silly

    A Prom on the other hand is supposed to be for all the graduating students. It`s only requirement is that you are in the graduating class.

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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    it`s not hostile to say "To Qualify for this scholarship you need to be 18 years old, have a 70% average and be christian"

    It is hostile to say "Everyone is invited except you".

    (Plus everyone knows those scholarships for African Americans and such only exist because the school granting them want to look more politically correct lol)

  195. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 12, 2010 at 5:11 pm
    pui: They didn`t "violate her rights". The prom was scheduled for May of this year. They didn`t stand in the door and tell her she couldn`t enter.
    The prom was canceled, So no "violation" took place.

    As I said before, The parents need to form their own event without the school participating in it.
    This is how the proms and after prom parties were handled for our class. It was not deemed an "extra-curricular activity" either and the school had no say in the rules or who could or couldn`t go. They weren`t held on school property either.

    It`s a much better arrangement for all involved and political stunts like this don`t occur.

  196. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 5:41 pm
    They didn`t "violate her rights". The prom was scheduled for May of this year. They didn`t stand in the door and tell her she couldn`t enter.

    They said she wouldn`t be able to attend with her girlfriend. No it wasn`t on the night of the prom, but they weren`t going to allow her to go. Just because they retaliated and canceled the prom in an attempt to not look like bigots doesn`t mean they weren`t being bigots.

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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 5:44 pm
    Eh, and personally I liked how it was done at my school. WE, the students, were responsible for raising money for and organizing our own prom.

    Somehow I doubt many parents would want to enroll their child into a school (a public school especially) and be expected to foot part of the bill for prom night. There are many other schools that will either foot the bill or teach the kids responsibility by getting them to foot the bill.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 12, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    The whole point of a scholarship is that you have to meet the specifications in order to be rewarded it. Would you say the art scholarship is being hostile because it doesn`t accept people who excel in science? No, that would be silly

    The difference is in *what* is required. When the requirement is to have the "right" biological factor, it is different.

    Example 1: To be considered for this job, you must have a degree in mechanical engineering.

    Example 2: To be considered for this job, you must be male.

    Not the same thing at all.

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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    I agree somewhat, but usually more is required than that (ie: you must be male and must do 30 documented hours of charity work) to get the scholarship. (also, like I said, these race/gender scholarships are only created usually because someone wants to appear tolerant lol)

    And none of these are still the same as not allowing someone to a prom, which is something that everyone in the class is allowed to attend.

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    mischeif954 Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2010 at 10:13 pm
    Actually Pui the requirements for prom can much more or much less than being in the graduating class.
    Also, I don`t know if you`ve been to school down here but no one cares where you want to "enroll" your assigned a high school based on your address of course there are ways around it but its not like the school really cares "Oh no kids aren`t gonna like this" if that was the case they would`ve never cancelled the prom.
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    Raberboom Male 18-29
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    March 13, 2010 at 5:41 am
    i went to one prom in khaki shorts, i wasnt sposed too, but eh who cares.
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    burritosb Female 30-39
    65 posts
    March 13, 2010 at 8:11 am
    I`m unclear if she attends a public high school or a religious private high school.

    If it`s a public high school, then she has every right to bring her date. However, if she is attending a religious privately run high school then I would back the school`s decision.

    When one attends a private school, there are rules that one AGREES to abide by, whether archaic or not.

    If there are rules regarding same-sex relationships at this high school and she agreed to the terms enforced by the school, then she must obey them or attend a different facility.

    Maybe I`ve just opened another can of worms here...

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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    March 13, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    I`ve been thinking. Blacks get Black History Month, gays get Gay Pride Parades, Irish get St. Patricks Day (I mean really, we`re celebrating a holiday concerning the history of Ireland?), Christians get a couple commercialized holidays, but what do the general white people get? Shouldn`t there be a white pride day, or a parade for caucasians?

    One of these days my bemusings will get me killed.

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    Pilanus Male 18-29
    675 posts
    March 13, 2010 at 10:01 pm
    I was free to go to prom with my boyfriend, but we didn`t really care to spend $200 per person just to get in, plus limo, dinner, etc... so we just attended the after-prom
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    SoundlesHero Male 18-29
    62 posts
    March 14, 2010 at 4:27 am
    3) let the young men at the prom enjoy being a man and understand that things like that wont happen unless they make it rain

    HAHAHAHA!! I was 14 when I got into the Roaring 20`s in S.F. First time I saw girls making out and doing much, much more. I remember thinking " How can I get the hot lesbian couple at my school to do this for free?" At the strip cub, I used the 5/hr job at a gas station (illegaly too btw) to pay for it, but the lesbian couple? All it took was three Boone`s Farms and Green Day tickets. Amazing night. I`m Still friends with both of them...sigh...Good ol` days...

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    Narikotsu Female 13-17
    164 posts
    March 14, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    Linkenberger
    Male, 18-29, Canada
    260 Posts Saturday, March 13, 2010 3:52:49 PM
    I`ve been thinking. Blacks get Black History Month, gays get Gay Pride Parades, Irish get St. Patricks Day (I mean really, we`re celebrating a holiday concerning the history of Ireland?), Christians get a couple commercialized holidays, but what do the general white people get? Shouldn`t there be a white pride day, or a parade for caucasians?

    One of these days my bemusings will get me killed.

    Really? Dude, every month is white history month.

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    ansurdu Male 18-29
    39 posts
    March 15, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    @linkenberger

    just wait until we`re a minority everywhere! Then we get to have all the fun minorities get!
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    xXKaryXx Female 13-17
    635 posts
    March 16, 2010 at 8:51 am
    thats just drated up

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