Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Judge Rules Lesbian Student's Rights Violated

Constance McMillen wanted to attend prom with her tuxedo-wearing girlfriend. Itawamba County School District in Mississippi (hey, this is the state that didn't ratify the 13th amendment abolishing slavery until 1995, yo) was all "oh noes, the gays" and "oh noes, girls wearing tuxedos!" and banned the young woman and her date from the prom, then canceled it for good measure.

She took it to court because hey, you asshats, her civil rights were violated. A federal judge agreed but isn't requiring the school district to reinstate the canceled prom because a private event is being scheduled by parents who, unlike the school district, have somehow managed to make it to the 21st century a smidgen enlightened.

There is no valid argument against lesbians and gays attending prom. None.

There is no valid argument against women wearing tuxedos. None.

This is a bunch of misogynistic, homophobic tripe.

It is embarrassing.

3 comments:

Pibble said...

Asshats? That's one I haven't heard.

This whole episode was like a story from outer space. Unfortunately, it was real, and taking place in 2010. I couldn't believe what I was reading. Have these people stopped evolving mentally?! Or maybe the question is, have they developed at all in terms of intellect.

PoochesForPeace said...

Word.

CyborgSuzy said...

Such a waste of energy.

Interesting because taking same sex friends to prom has been an accepted tradition in most areas for decades - don't have a date? Go with a friend! Yet it's suddenly unacceptable if you like that person more than a friend.

Just a couple more decades and this type of homophobia will be just another bizarre footnote in history.