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Seeking to overcome a broadcast blackout imposed by the US Supreme Court, a pair of Los Angeles filmmakers have undertaken the task of faithfully recreating the federal trial on California’s same-sex marriage ban for the internet – all 60-plus hours of it; every “um,” “yes, your honour” and “objection!”
Officials at a Georgia high school in the US have agreed to allow a male student to bring his gay date to prom.
Derrick Martin's January request to bring a same-sex date to the April 17 dance has been approved by Bleckley County High School officials. The school requires approval in advance for bringing a prom date that is not a student enrolled in the county.
The decision comes on the heels of a Fulton, Mississippi high school decision to cancel its annual prom dance rather than allow an openly lesbian student to bring her girlfriend.
With the help of the ACLU, 18-year-old Constance McMillen is suing the school board to reinstate the April 2 dance.
Bleckley County High School principal Michelle Masters said there is no school policy that prohibits a student from bringing a same-sex date to the annual dance.
Martin, an 18-year-old senior at the school, said he was surprised at not having his request denied.
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