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

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    817 responses to this topic. We are a nation of soap opera lovers.
    There are well over 55,000 responses on yahoo. At least most of the responses here are civil and respectful.
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    Re: Lesbian teen back at Miss. school after prom flap

    I called it:

    Gay teen in prom case feels ostracized locally, celebrated nationally - CNN.com

    Walking into school Wednesday morning was not easy for Constance McMillen. The last time she'd been there was March 11, the day after her Fulton, Mississippi, high school canceled prom rather than allow her to wear a tuxedo and attend with her girlfriend.
    She didn't assume last week's spring break would cool things down. She expected stares, dirty looks and cold shoulders, and passing through the doors was daunting. Over these last two weeks, she said, she's had a hard time sleeping, can barely eat, feels anxious and -- until she saw a doctor for help -- often felt like she was "going to throw up."
    I said this was going to happen.
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    Re: Lesbian teen back at Miss. school after prom flap

    Well, well, well......we've got us a publicity stunt.

    Color me shocked.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Well it is kind of what the school administration was going for; Shaming her into giving up her dignity as a human being by making her the object of her peers' resentments. That's why they just cancelled the prom altogether. It wasn't about distractions, etc...it was about adults letting their need to win a pissing contest eclipse their good sense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Well, well, well......we've got us a publicity stunt.

    Color me shocked.
    Publicity stunts like the march on Washington? (pick one)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    This was ruled based on "the public's best interest" even though the school was found in violation of the girl's 1st Amendment rights. It is good to know that you support legal findings based on evidence supporting "the public's best interest". I will keep that in mind.
    I think it was a stupid court decision, and they were just as stupid to sue as the school was stupid to cancel the prom. Violating the dress code is not a 1st Amendment right. It's actually a bit scary that a court would rule that it is.

    Maybe I should go to prom naked, and if they kick me out I'll just claim they're persecuting me for my pro-nudity views and sue them. See how that works out.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Well it is kind of what the school administration was going for; Shaming her into giving up her dignity as a human being by making her the object of her peers' resentments. That's why they just cancelled the prom altogether. It wasn't about distractions, etc...it was about adults letting their need to win a pissing contest eclipse their good sense.
    The pissing contest was two-way. She was told that she had to adhere to the dress code like everyone else, and she refused to do so because she wanted to use prom to make a statement. Her parents, adults themselves, were apparently okay with this. The school was dumb to cancel the prom, though. They should have just not let her in.

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

    Also: Would the reaction be the same if it was a guy, and he was trying to wear a dress to prom?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    The pissing contest was two-way. She was told that she had to adhere to the dress code like everyone else, and she refused to do so because she wanted to use prom to make a statement. Her parents, adults themselves, were apparently okay with this. The school was dumb to cancel the prom, though. They should have just not let her in.
    Adults getting into a pissing contest with a child is not a two way street.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Adults getting into a pissing contest with a child is not a two way street.
    She's 18, not a child.

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