File this under “Well, we’ve got to punish her somehow“:
An 18-year-old Mississippi lesbian student whose school district canceled her senior prom rather than allow her to escort her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo said she got some unfriendly looks from classmates when she reluctantly returned to campus Thursday.
The district announced Wednesday it wouldn’t host the April 2 prom. The decision came after the American Civil Liberties Union told officials a policy banning same-sex prom dates violated students’ rights. The ACLU said the district not letting [Constance] McMillen wear a tuxedo violated her free expression rights.
I’ve got to assume that there’s at least one formal-wear establishment in Mississippi that didn’t have any problem with the poor girl coming in and getting fitted for a tux.
This was probably the right choice, this way none of the other students will catch the gay and civilization won’t crumble from two girls kissing.
At least she didn’t spell it “teh ghey.”
I remember that my own prom, forty-odd years ago, was subjected to extraneous political and/or cultural concerns, which didn’t get it canceled but did get it rescheduled for maximum inconvenience. To me, anyway, it’s another reason to take her side.
And you know, Ellen’s pretty darn dapper in a tux.