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01:35 | 24th November 2017

News: World

Mon 22 Mar, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


DeGeneres was said to be touched by the story of the young girl and fight she put up after being told she wouldn't be allowed to take her girlfriend to the prom

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Ellen supports lesbian prom student

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Daytime chat show host Ellen Degeneres has granted the young lesbian, who was denied to her prom due to her sexuality, a $30,000 scholarship.

Constance McMillen was overwhelmed when the openly-gay presenter pulled out the oversized cheque for the young student on her hit show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

DeGeneres was said to be touched by the story of the young girl and fight she put up after being told she wouldn't be allowed to take her girlfriend to the prom. In light of the incident the prom, scheduled for April 2nd was later cancelled after McMillen request.



A federal court hearing is scheduled for Monday in Aberdeen. American Civil Liberties Union are arguing that the district to allow the prom to take place.

 

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