Monday, March 15, 2010

No Prom For You

A lesbian student who wanted to take her girlfriend to her senior prom is asking a federal judge to force her Mississippi school district to reinstate the dance it canceled.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi on Thursday filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Oxford on behalf of 18-year-old Constance McMillen, who said she faced some unhappy classmates after the Itawamba County School District said it wouldn't host the April 2 prom.

"Somebody said, 'Thanks for ruining my senior year,'" McMillen said of her reluctant return Thursday to Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton. (Source)

I'm sure many people have heard this story by now, and I'm sure that anybody with some sort of brain is saddened by this. It's not like they would be groping each other and making out on the dance floor for all to see, because that wouldn't even be allowed for the straight students. So many people are attacking this girl for standing up for what she believes in, and they say "Can't they be straight for just one night?" That's like saying to Rosa Parks, "Can't you just sit in the back one more time?" I don't think that makes any sense!

The topic recently came up on my brothers Hockey Forum and I applaud him for his reply:

I am going to preface this with the fact that I am a Christian.

It does smell of attention.

Imagine this hypothetical situation if you will:

Some preachy self righteous religious organization is in an area that has many gay and lesbian people in high ranking positions in society. All these people do every Sunday is try to go to church, occasionally read the bible in their own house and flaunt their heterosexual relationship in front of EVERYONE.

I am not just talking holding hands, but occasionally some of the younger ones go to clubs and you can see them groping each other!!! I think they might even be having sex in the alley behind the bowling alley. Now the gay community wants this all to stop, we can't have people flaunting thier sexuality like this, so they close all the clubs and cause a large public outcry of prejudice and hate every time one of those freaking hetros shows there face at a public function.

Finally someone decides that enough is enough, and they will not sit down and take this oppression like so many people before them have. They take their hetro partner out to the town sanctioned dance, where all there gay friends are and they want to dance like normal people and not segregated like animals.

Those freaking Hetros, all they want is attention!!

Well, that's correct, they just want to live their life the same way everyone else does, which doesn't involve hiding at home and never touching the person they love in a public place. Crazy hetros, can't they just be gay for one night to please everyone else?

Oh wait, that sounds absurd doesn't it?

I see so much stuff in the media and on Facebook saying how awful gay relationships/marriage are... Well if you don't want a gay marriage DON'T GET ONE! We should deny people the basic right of committing to their loved one under the eyes of the law, which would allow them to enjoy benefits as a person's spouse.

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