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

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    You're missing the point. What was the REASON they canceled the event? To censor free speech and show bias towards gays.
    No... the reason they canceled the event was because they didn't want to be forced by a powerful lobby into conducting an event in a manner in which they didn't feel comfortable.

    If their goal were to "censor free speech and show bias towards gays" --as you suggest -- it would have made more sense to go through with the event and enforce their policies.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Why don't movie stars from this generation look nearly as good as those from the 30-50's?
    Because they don't wear tuxes enough. There's something about cross dressing that ^^^s sexiness.

    Also, this is an interesting history of gay prom rights...

    Prom Rights Mean Gay Teens Can Enjoy Prom Night by Deb Price on Creators.com - A Syndicate Of Talent

    MIssissippi is on the losing end of this, I predict.

    Does anyone remember the story about the segregated prom in Georgia last year?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/ma.../24prom-t.html

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

    It seems I am being tag teamed here .

    In any case I believe in my positions, and I will fight against this assault on our culture. I have put my position in clear terms, and I cannot add anything else. I appreciate your positions, and I do listen and learn, perhaps I am wrong and I admit that possiblity.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    No... the reason they canceled the event was because they didn't want to be forced by a powerful lobby into conducting an event in a manner in which they didn't feel comfortable.

    If their goal were to "censor free speech and show bias towards gays" --as you suggest -- it would have made more sense to go through with the event and enforce their policies.
    They knew that they couldn't legally enforce such a policy, not without getting their butts sued, and the entire board would have most likely have lost their jobs if that had gone to a lawsuit after being shown precisely why that can't deny a gay couple into a prom.

    As it is now, they probably won't last too long on that board after all the negative publicity it has gotten. And especially not if this lawsuit ends up costing them a lot of money.
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    Re: Lesbian teen back at Miss. school after prom flap

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    You know, this happened last year in Alabama, too.
    Yes, and I believe it followed a similar course. The school district canceled prom and the ACLU threatened to sue to reinstate.

    In that instance, the Alabama district either capitulated or was overturned by the superintendent, so it never went to court. Will be interesting to see what happens here - the district is under tremendous public pressure so we may see a very similar outcome.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    If their goal were to "censor free speech and show bias towards gays" --as you suggest -- it would have made more sense to go through with the event and enforce their policies.
    They knew they wouldn't get away with that so they cancelled the prom instead. They would have gotten their butts sued and the school would have lost.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    As it is now, they probably won't last too long on that board after all the negative publicity it has gotten. And especially not if this lawsuit ends up costing them a lot of money.
    I'm doubtful it will go to court, but we'll see.

    The original version of the AP article in the OP (a completely different article than what's there now!) suggested that the board had a lot of support from its residents, but who knows.

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    Re: Mississippi School Cancels Prom

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I don't believe that much bending is required to allow a high school student to select the date of his/her choice and dress within the constraints of their school dress code.

    Believe it or not, there are girls out there who aren't particularly comfortable in a dress. In most schools, they are allowed to wear equivalent appropriate formalwear.

    I don't believe that this has resulted in massive social upheaval.
    I dont either...nor do I think it would have been an issue if they had simply shown up. As was stated by another poster...that is NOT an uncommon event.

    The simple fact is that a rule existed and they went out of their way to ADVERTISE their intent to flaunt the rule. They tipped the schoolboards hand...the school simply responded.

    The rule in question was not wether or not she should be able to wear a tux.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    It seems I am being tag teamed here .

    In any case I believe in my positions, and I will fight against this assault on our culture. I have put my position in clear terms, and I cannot add anything else. I appreciate your positions, and I do listen and learn, perhaps I am wrong and I admit that possiblity.
    I find it hard to believe that a girl asking for a rule change in her school is somehow assaulting culture. I also think you are out of touch with the culture of young people these days.
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    Re: Lesbian teen back at Miss. school after prom flap

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    They knew they wouldn't get away with that so they cancelled the prom instead. They would have gotten their butts sued and the school would have lost.
    Well, haha, they got their butts sued anyway.

    Although it's convienent to describe their intentions as CC did, it's not terribly realistic.

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