UPDATE: No prom for McMillen

Posted on 21 Mar 2010 at 5:36am
Constance McMillen
Constance McMillen

A substitute private prom has been scheduled for Itawamba Agricultural High School. Constance McMillen, the 18-year old senior who is a lesbian and wanted to attend with her girlfriend, is not invited.

A hotel owner in New Orleans offered to hold an inclusive prom at his property and pay for the bus to transport the students, including McMillen.

Instead, the private prom will be held in a furniture store in Tupelo, Miss. Now how much more fun than a prom in New Orleans will this event in Tupelo be?

McMillen, represented by the ACLU, had sued the county school board to allow her to attend dressed in a tuxedo. As a result of the suit, the school board canceled the prom and asked that a private, discriminatory party be scheduled.

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