Because freedom can't protect itself
I applaud the ACLU for doing something like this. The actions of bigotry from that school district in Mississippi are unacceptable.
Cancel the prom!
Hello, ACLU! GLBT media has also reported on the story, including Advocate and On Top Magazine (http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=5407&MediaType=1&Category=26). Why not include some GLBT media in your story links? Those folks report on these issues everyday and should be applauded.
Robin McGehee of GetEQUAL to Constance McMillen: this is an offer to help organize an all-inclusive prom for her and her fellow high school class mates.
Proud of this school!!!
This is a great decision by this school!!! You can't FORCE this school to hold a party. sorry! Praying for the ACLU is Jesus' name!!
Stay out of it. You guys are such scum. What idiots fund you a-holes?
Someone should host a huge party on April 2, outside of school, everyone's invited
son to dad- "Hey Dad,I know I cannot play an instrument, but the band looks real neat. Can we call the ACLU so we can sue the school so I can wear one of those cool band uniforms (still don't know how to play an instrument).
Why would the ACLU support the promotion of deviant sexual behavior? Just plain wrong.
I think the school is wrong and stuck in the old ignorant ways of the past. I am very glad that the ACLU is helping this young woman and striking down ignorance and Unconstitutional policies and rules
They should not have cancelled the entire prom. They just should have just not let the lesbos come.
That's horrible. I'm glad you guys are on it, but sadly it's not at all suprising. This kind of thing happens here in the south all the time.
If a couple of kids wanted to go to the prom wearing nothing but thongs, would you be so quick to defend them? After all its freedom of expression right?
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Whose values, mine or the ACLU's?
I think Constance needs to read her bible more! It talks about being Gay in the bible...that is wrong! Read LEVITICUS chapter 18 verus 22! All we can do is pray for her!!
I think the whole school board is so homophobic and ignorant
ACLU is tearing appart this country with there evil ways like supporting things like this and nonamerican people thanks ACLU for destroying America
This is all dumb. Why would she need to wear a tux? She's not a male and never will be. No matter how far she goes in changing her appearance she'll always be a double x chromosome on the inside.
As to who pays for this kind of thing...I'm sending in my check today.
Keep up the good work!
It's unfortunate that the ACLU is reviled for doing what every American should do. Thank you for working to protect everyone's civil liberties.
What a bunch of red neck christian nut cases, there is no difference between a gay couple and normal couples, so why should they be treated differently?
Fuck the Bible, Fuck Jesus.
I am glad that the school cancelled the prom. I hope that our school district would do the same if put in that situation. I wouldn't want my teenager's exposed to such ignorance. Be strong, school officials. Stand your ground!
its the right wing thats fu?>es this country up every one is free to do whut theywould like to do with in leagle means
I wish her well and good luck with your suit. Sign me "straight, old, male, white, and more or less anglo, and also in favor of equal rights for all."
Well good for the school board. DOWN WITH THE GAYS!!
Well good for the board. DOWN WITH THE GAYS!!
I'm glad someone is still teaching that homosexuality is WRONG!!! I would not let my kids attend a fag fest like that.
For all you religious nuts out there who are SO against letting the couple go together
Mathew 7:1 Judge not
I have only the highest respect for such a young girl to stand up for herself (and others!) and fight for their rights!
ACLU has the potential to become the downfall of civilization as we know it. There should be anti ACLU to combat their bull!&$@ head on.
ACLU, take this one as far as you can and run with it!
I'm wondering why biggots bother trolling this site. But it good to see that something is being done to stop this injustice.
#10 - Please, do tell: how on earth does your poorly-constructed analogy have anything to do with the aforementioned situation?
No, no. Take your time. I'll wait.
Remember Footloose? Someone loan out a barn and throw a big dance party! Whoo hoo!
It's funny how all the backward-thinking bigots are afraid to post their names. You people are the exact reason the world hates Americans.
I miss the days of civil dialouge on this blog-site. I wish the moderators on the comments section would screen a little more dicriminately.I'm sick of hearing this garbage from the left....AND right!
Steve - I agree completely about the loss of civil dialog. Unfortunately, the moderators' role is not to judge civility and we appear to be unable to control ourselves.
Goddamned homophobic religious cunt bags. i HATE religion! anywho... anyone should be able to go to prom!
THE ACLU needs to stay out of our lives!!!!!!!!!!!
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