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Hearing set in lesbian teen's suit to force prom



Published: Wed, March 17, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — School officials in a rural Mississippi county told a lesbian student to get “guys” to take her and her girlfriend to a high school prom and warned the girls against slow dancing with each other because that could “push people’s buttons,” according to documents filed Tuesday in federal court.

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Itawamba County School District and some officials at Itawamba Agricultural High School on behalf of Constance McMillen, 18, who wanted to escort her girlfriend to the prom and wear a tuxedo.

A hearing is scheduled for Monday to hear an ACLU motion that seeks to force the district to have the April 2 prom it canceled after McMillen made her requests.


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