Action Alert: Encourage Equality at the Prom

Published on March 4 2010 4 Comments
Action Alert: Encourage Equality at the Prom

The ACLU demanded that Itawamba County School District officials reverse their decision to forbid a lesbian student from attending prom with her girlfriend and from wearing a tuxedo to the prom. Now, it’s your turn!

If you want to express your support for this young woman, there are several ways to do it. The Itawamba County School District can be reached by telephone, e-mail and regular mail.

Teresa McNeece
605 S. Cummings St.
Fulton, MS 38843

School Board Members:

The addresses above are the last known addresses and are listed on the Itawamba County School site. There are reports that some of the board member addresses are bouncing.

You might note that the published “Notice of Non-discrimination Policy” on the school district’s website is:

The Itawamba County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability in the provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits.

The following address and number have been designated to handle inquiries and complaints regarding the non-discrimination policies of the Itawamba County School District.

  • Itawamba County Superintendent’s Office, 605 S. Cummings St. Fulton, MS 38843 | (662)862-2159

4 thoughts on “Action Alert: Encourage Equality at the Prom

  1. There is nothing wrong with this young woman’s choice in her sexuality or her life. There should be no reason for this to happen. When I attended my Senior Prom in high school IN MISSISSIPPI,(86) half of the girls that attended came in Tux’s, and came as a group, or Stag and we all met there. Nothing was said about that there. This has become an issue of her choice in mates/dates, not all about what she is wearing.
    The people in the School district and my state have shamed me, and I am embarrassed to see that these people are living in the dark ages. Come on people, get with the program, this is the 21st century, and there are more important things to worry about then a woman’s choices in her dress or mates.
    More power to the young woman for standing up for her belief’s and for herself. She is a beautiful young woman and I don’t think this is going to stop her from achieving her future goals!

  2. As teachers and as school board members, you should be very careful of what you are teaching -you are forming young people’s minds. Is discrimination part of your school’s syllabus?

  3. The more I read these kind of articles the more I feel the USA is very narrow-minded. I always felt this country was an example of human rights. The authorities seem to think otherwise. Be it in violating women rights, sexual rights or other. I’m getting prouder and prouder to be living in the Netherlands. Not all of it is OK, but conceirning human rights and freedom of choice, it is.

  4. The school and the school district has no right to impose religious views on the children. Keep your views to yourself! This is a civil rights issue and you have violated these kids’ rights. A prom should be a happy time for them and an event that they can fondly look back on but your school and school board have taken that away. Shame on you!

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