This Is Some Bullshit of the Day: A school district in northern Mississippi has decided to scrap a local high school’s senior prom rather than let 18-year-old Constance McMillen attend the event in a tuxedo with her girlfriend.
The Itawamba County school board made the call to cancel prom following a request from the ACLU of Mississippi that an unconstitutional policy banning same-sex prom dates be changed. A statement released by the school board announcing the nixing of prom refers to the ACLU and Constance McMillen as “distractions to the educational process” without mentioning either by name.
“That’s really messed up because the message they are sending is that if they have to let gay people go to prom that they are not going to have one,” McMillen said in an interview with the Clarion-Ledger. “A bunch of kids at school are really going to hate me for this, so in a way it’s really retaliation.”
“If we have to let gay people go to prom, we aren’t going to have one.”