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The decision is part of the school's dress code and not anything personal, principal Patrick Taylor told The News-Star.
Love's mother, Geraldine Jackson, said Taylor told her faculty members said they wouldn't supervise the April 24 prom if girls wore tuxes.
'That's his exact words. "Girls wear dresses and boys wear tuxes, and that's the way it is,"' she said.
Monroe City School Board President Rodney McFarland said Taylor's decision was discriminatory and he disagreed with it.
'Banning her from her prom just because of what she wants to wear - that's discrimination,' he said. 'As far as I know there is no Monroe City School Board policy saying what someone has to wear to attend the prom. You can't just go making up policies.'
He said he planned to ask Superintendent Brent to talk to Taylor.
originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
I would have totally worn a tux to prom had I gone and I am a straight female. I just despise dresses of any sort.
This is ludicrous. Like the whole of society would just break down because girls wore pants or boys wore dresses. Idiocracy indeed.
originally posted by: MonkeyFishFrog
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe
Me too. The year of my prom a bunch of the girls went in tuxes and I was so jealous 'cause I hadn't thought of it and I was the tomboy of the class too.