Remember Constance McMillen? The high school student that appeared on Ellen to speak out against her school’s attitude of discrimination when it came to a same-sex prom date? The issue that Ashley wrote on earlier in the week about the ACLU and litigation? Yep, the very same story is still a hot topic and it’s getting worse.
More sordid details regarding the discrimination of Constance McMillen are emerging from the woodwork. It appears that the school did decide to attempt and right their wrong and allowed a parent-sponsored prom to be held this past Friday in order
to shut Constance up to make amends for their bigoted downfall. However, it was reported that only 7 teens (including Constance and her date) showed up for the staged prom — and shadily enough, another prom was held simultaneously at an undisclosed “country” location.
Well, after all was said and done and the seven individuals that were forward-thinking enough to attend the “real” prom, the ACLU is once-again getting involved and investigating what appears to be a staged prom.
It’s bad enough the bastards cancelled prom because they didn’t want a lesbian attending … but it’s far worse to pretend to cancel it, just to have it at another venue at the same time.
I can’t get over the backwards idea that this school allegedly had in firing off a red herring to distract McMillen from the “real” prom. Come on. You really thought you could pull this off without word leaking to the press and the media, even aside from your one of your own students? It’s two-thousand-fucking-ten! This is the decade of anti-privacy.
McMillen will allegedly speak at the end of her school day today to address rumors that a second prom did, indeed, take place at another undisclosed location.
I hope for the school’s sake that these rumors aren’t true … ’cause if they are, boy, can you imagine the trouble that they’re going to be in — and they’ll deserve every last bit.