Newsletter


Email:

Name:

19:16 | 21st October 2017

News: World

Wed 24 Mar, 2010
By Danielle Carter


The school requires approval in advance for bringing a prom date that is not a student enrolled in the county.

Latest Headlines

Gay Soldiers shouldnt command troops say's Brazillian General.

A Brazilian general’s comment that gay soldiers should not be allowed to command troops sparked fierce criticism today from gay rights groups and a national lawyers’ organisation that champions human rights


SJP – SATC2 = LGBT

Sarah Jessica Parker has given away her tickets to the Sex and the City 2 premier in a bid to raise money for equal LGBT rights.


Five arrested in Kenya over gay wedding

Kenya police on Friday arrested five suspected homosexuals in a coastal resort town after hundreds of residents protested over a planned gay wedding, a local official said.


Prop 8 to be made into a film

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!”


Chicago allows gay prom date

  • Send aticle to a friend
  • Send your Comments

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.

 

Back to previous page