Are schools allowed to ban lesbian and gay couples from attending the prom? Schools can do almost anything until someone in power tells them that they can't do it. Privately run schools, which are often sponsored by religious organizations, are largely free to create their own rules. In some states, public schools are prohibited from discriminating based on sexual orientation. In many states, there are no laws against public schools discriminating based on sexual orientation. Whether federal law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in public schools is often dependent on which President is responsible for running the Justice Department, particularly, the Civil Rights Division.
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Students at Tremont Attendance Center, a public school in Tremont, Mississippi, were told to sign paperwork that bans same-sex guests to prom. Related: Was Constance McMillen sent to a decoy prom while classmates partied elsewhere? Their fear is that students will invite anyone as guests, not real dates. The policy, though, allows students to bring friends as guests as long as their friends are of the opposite sex. An unnamed student at the school said that multiple teachers are passing out information about the prom and that the principal made an announcement about it over the intercom, according to Yahoo! That announcement mentioned the ban on same-sex dates.
Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Raven, left, and Janizia, right, were looking forward to going to prom together. To make it memorable for her girlfriend, Janizia decided to stage a " promposal " -- the act of inviting someone to prom in an elaborate fashion, often involving props and flash mobs. Janizia went forward with her plan at Alexandria High School's annual talent show on January
High school students at a public school in Tremont, Mississippi, have been told to sign paperwork before their annual prom. The prom, meant to celebrate juniors and seniors, is apparently only intended to honor and recognize some kinds of students. Tremont Attendance Center students were told to sign a liability release that explicitly states that their guests at the prom must be of the opposite sex. The concept comes up again on a different form related to the school dance.