Thursday, April 1, 2010

Constance McMillen Update 4.1

This from the New york Times a couple of days ago, ok i missed it than ....

'JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- An attorney says a lesbian student who sued a Mississippi school over its policy banning same-sex prom dates can bring her girlfriend to a privately sponsored dance.
Itawamba County school board attorney Michele Floyd said Tuesday that 18-year-old Constance McMillen can escort her girlfriend to the dance Friday at the Fulton Country Club.
The private prom replaces one the school district canceled rather than let McMillen wear a tuxedo and bring her girlfriend, who is also a student at Itawamba Agricultural High School.
A federal judge ruled last week that the district's actions violated McMillen's constitutional rights, but he didn't reinstate the school prom.
He said he would hold a trial on the matter later'.

That's so awesome and I am so happy for her! Plus she received a $30,000 scholarship from Ellen DeGeneres and the ACLU Let Constance Take Her Girlfriend to Prom! Facebook page has 423,000 fans and continues to grow.

But you know me. Why leave with just good news when i can find a dark cloud in the silver lining. Yesterday the Times asked students 'Should a Gay Teen Be Allowed to Take a Date to the Prom?' and invited comments from students 13 and older. One girl said it best 'Seriously? Why is this even being asked?'

But than there is this ....

'Gay and lesbian relationships are TOTALLY against God’s will. I’m sorry, but I very, strongly, disagree. I hate judging people, and it doesn;t mean their bad people, because I TOTALLY admire Ellen! But it’s gross, NOT TRYING TO OFFEND.'

At least she admires Ellen. Life goes on