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More on the Prom Saga

Judge: Lesbian student's rights violated
By Chris Joyner

ABERDEEN, Miss. — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the Itawamba County, Miss., school board violated the rights of a lesbian student by canceling the prom when the student challenged a ban on same-sex dates, but the judge stopped short of ordering the district to reinstate the April 2 prom.

U.S. District Court Judge Glen Davidson said he denied the injunction request because a private prom parents are planning will serve the same purpose as the school prom and because "requiring defendants to step back into a sponsorship role at this late date would only confuse and confound the community on the issue."

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Well this is good. Here's hoping the private prom isn't another bigoted mess.
Tags: discrimination, homophobia, lgbtq / gender & sexual minorities, teenagers
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