Constance McMillen Fake Prom

By Deena Bustillo on
Constance McMillen was supposed to attend a parent-organized prom in Mississippi after her school dance was canceled because she planned to bring her girlfriend. But, turns out she ended up at a fake prom that attracted only a few other people, while the rest of her classmates did attend a secret location and had a big dance, according to The Advocate. Apparently the parent-organized prom happened without her knowledge, and she and her female date were sent to a country club where only 5...Read Full Story

Constance McMillen Update

By Deena Bustillo on
A judge ruled today in the case of Constance McMillen, the openly gay teen whose Mississippi high school decided to cancel prom after she planned to wear a tuxedo and attend with her girlfriend. The 12-page decision boiled down to: The courts could not force the school to hold the prom, but not allowing her to attend the prom in a tuxedo violated her First Amendment rights, according to CNN. The teen went to the ACLU when her school told her she could not take her girlfriend to the prom...Read Full Story

ACLU Suing Constance McMillen High School Over Lesbian Prom Date Controversy

By Jake on
The ACLU has stepped into the fracas surrounding a Mississippi high school's choice to cancel its prom rather than allow an openly gay student to bring her girlfriend as a date. The group has now filed a lawsuit against the Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, Mississippi, saying its decision violated the First Amendment rights of Contance McMillen, the high school student at the center of the controversy.The controversy began when the school sent out a memo on February 5, outlining...Read Full Story

Constance McMillen's Mississippi Prom Canceled Due to Lesbian Date

By Jake on
Constance McMillen, an 18-year-old Mississippi high school student, had a simple dream for prom. She wanted to bring her girlfriend and wear a tux. But it looks like that may not happen after all. The Itawamba County school board has decided to cancel prom this year, meaning that not only will McMillen not being going to prom, but neither will any of the other students of Itawamba County Agricultural High School.The controversy began when the school sent out a memo on February 5, outlining...Read Full Story