Firerose Arien (firerosearien) wrote in ontd_political,
Firerose Arien

Hotel owner offers prom for Mississippi students

(There's some good in the world!)

Hotel owner offers prom for Mississippi students

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A hotel owner in New Orleans is offering to host a prom for seniors at a Mississippi high school.

The school's own prom was canceled after an 18-year-old lesbian student said she wanted to take her girlfriend, and wear a tux. The ACLU demanded that school officials change their policy against same-sex prom dates. And it said the district violated Constance McMillen's free expression rights by not letting her wear a tux.

McMillen is asking a federal judge to force the school district to reinstate the dance.

Meanwhile, New Orleans hotel owner Sean Cummings is offering to take the students to New Orleans by bus, and host a free prom at one of his properties.

He tells a Jackson newspaper (The Clarion-Ledger) he's disappointed with the school board's decision -- and that high school should be concluded on a "joyful" note.


Love hearing stories about people doing good because it's simply the right thing to do. And prom at a hotel >>>>>>>>> prom in the high school gym.

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