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    Re: Lesbian teen back at Miss. school after prom flap

    This is yet another reason why you should do everything within your power to put your kids in private school. They learn 10 times as much and deal with 10 times less of this nonsensical bull****.

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    Re: Lesbian teen back at Miss. school after prom flap

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    This is yet another reason why you should do everything within your power to put your kids in private school. They learn 10 times as much and deal with 10 times less of this nonsensical bull****.
    And this would have been handled differently in a private school, how?

    I guess there will always be those who will use any excuse to attack state education.
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    Re: Lesbian teen back at Miss. school after prom flap

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    But a school cannot keep same sex couples out of school events.
    Probably - but definitely debatable (i.e. the county could have made a case and argued it, but probably would have lost). Schools have traditionally been granted leeway in restricting what are considered rights for adults (e.g. schools can eliminate "KKK Club," can censor sex talk in the school paper, and can send a kid home for wearing a t-shirt with a provocative message).

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    You can claim it wasn't due to discrimination, but it was 100% fueled by it.
    Fueled by bias. Discrimination is an act. They clearly intended to discriminate in terms of a number of things (dress, age, school affiliation, sex of prom date). Because the prom was never held, there was technically no discrimination (but see comment, below).

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    They canceled it because they didn't want gay people there.
    More precisely - they didn't want overt gay behavior there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    There is basis for a lawsuit, though not one that I would say would result in monetary compensation.
    Not a very strong one, I would argue. The ACLU claims that the cancelation violated her constitutional right of free speech and wants the court to force the school to sponsor a prom night. Really? What's next? Is the ACLU going to sue students who choose not to attend? Are they constitutionally bound to provide this girl with a prom, too?

    As I see it, the school has two options:
    1) Strike or revise the opposite sex restriction for their prom events.
    2) Stop sponsoring prom events.
    Last edited by Taylor; 03-12-10 at 01:14 PM.

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    Re: Mississippi School Cancels Prom

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    It would seem like a good idea, and might have worked. But, considering that they were told that they would have to arrive separately and they would be asked to leave if someone said anything, it sounds like the rule might have been directed at them and there probably would have been someone looking for them to arrive and deny them entry. And they definitely wouldn't have let the girl in wearing a tux. So this would probably have still come up later, the only difference would have been that the other students would have gotten their prom, oh and there definitely would have been money involved in that lawsuit.

    This girl was trying to do the responsible thing and not hide the fact that she wanted to go to the prom with her gf and wear a tux. She did the right thing in asking permission and pointing out to the school that their policies were discriminatory.
    Missin' the point...if they hadnt told anyone squat...announced their little plans to the world and just gone about their business...no one would have known and PROBABLY wouldnt have cared and the school wouldnt have been put in the position of having to make the decision it did.

    As much as homosexuals feel downtrodden and oppressed...do you ever think that maybe just maybe the majority of people are TIRED of all of this and tired of having all the rabid f###ing nutbags and their own little bigoted and biased prejudices aimed at us because we happen to disagree? See...when TOLERENCE isnt a two way street...an awful lot of us get tired of the whole thing and reach a point where we just say...fine...f### you...we arent going to change and now you have created an enemy where before you didnt HAVE one...

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    Re: Mississippi School Cancels Prom

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Missin' the point...if they hadnt told anyone squat...announced their little plans to the world and just gone about their business...no one would have known and PROBABLY wouldnt have cared and the school wouldnt have been put in the position of having to make the decision it did.

    As much as homosexuals feel downtrodden and oppressed...do you ever think that maybe just maybe the majority of people are TIRED of all of this and tired of having all the rabid f###ing nutbags and their own little bigoted and biased prejudices aimed at us because we happen to disagree? See...when TOLERENCE isnt a two way street...an awful lot of us get tired of the whole thing and reach a point where we just say...fine...f### you...we arent going to change and now you have created an enemy where before you didnt HAVE one...
    Oh well forgive the world for being intolerant of your intolerance. You know, no one is making you people listen when a homo makes a comment about being homo.

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    Re: Mississippi School Cancels Prom

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    As much as homosexuals feel downtrodden and oppressed...do you ever think that maybe just maybe the majority of people are TIRED of all of this and tired of having all the rabid f###ing nutbags and their own little bigoted and biased prejudices aimed at us because we happen to disagree? See...when TOLERENCE isnt a two way street...an awful lot of us get tired of the whole thing and reach a point where we just say...fine...f### you...we arent going to change and now you have created an enemy where before you didnt HAVE one...
    So... you're saying we have to tolerate your intolerance?

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    Re: Lesbian teen back at Miss. school after prom flap

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    And this would have been handled differently in a private school, how?

    I guess there will always be those who will use any excuse to attack state education.
    In a religious school, she'd have been kicked out (legally) when they realized she was a lesbian. Thus, no issue.

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    Re: Mississippi School Cancels Prom

    Quote Originally Posted by windovervocalcords View Post
    Nothing more deviant than hate.
    Sorry but hate is a normal reaction to some things. I don't see hate present here but ignorance is rampant form what I can see.

    If we are forced to condone what many normal people see as aberrant or devious or perverted behavior then the perverts and freaks are running the asylum.

    How does a girl at this age become indoctrinated into this choice? All this kind of story does is make easier for the next young person to talked into this choice.
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    Re: Lesbian teen back at Miss. school after prom flap

    So... you're saying we have to tolerate your intolerance?
    It certainly would be hypocritical not to.

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    Re: Mississippi School Cancels Prom

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    How does a girl at this age become indoctrinated into this choice? All this kind of story does is make easier for the next young person to talked into this choice.
    indoctrinated in what? being a lesbian?
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