High School Sends Lesbian Student to Alternative Prom

A lesbian student who successfully sued her school for the right to bring her girlfriend to prom, was sent to an alternative prom that consisted of 7 people. The student, with the help of the local ACLU, sued her Mississippi school after they cancelled prom as a means to protest the student bringing her girlfriend. She won her case, and the local judge said she had a right to bring her girlfriend.

The prom was not reinstated, but a different "event" was held at a local country club. It was attended by approximately seven students. Understandably, the student was disappointed and hurt she was unable to attend the "true" prom. The legal director for the state’s ACLU was fired up, noting that "Whatever we find will be brought to the court’s attention . . . [w]hether it is in the damages trial, or whatever. There will still be a trial on the merits. The case didn’t end in the preliminary hearing."

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