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A Lebanon High School senior is suing the school district over her right to wear a tuxedo instead of a dress. The ACLU says the school's dress code violates that student's first amendment rights.
"She is a lesbian. Her sexual preference is well known at the school and in order to express herself, she wants not not to wear a prom dress, but she wants to wear a tux," said ACLU attorney, Ken Falk.
Problem is, the principal won't let her. And now the 17-year-old has contacted the ACLU...
"It caught me a little bit by surprise," said attorney Kent Frandsen.
One of the difficulties for me is if we allow this young lady to wear a tuxedo, can we prevent young men from wearing dresses? How do we know when a student wants to do this because of a sincerely held viewpoint as opposed to just wanting to be disruptive or do it as a lark? We don't want our prom to look like a circus," said Frandsen.
Originally posted by jd140
Nope, like it says, how will they regulate people cross dressing just to get a high five from their buddies.
That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.
I don't see how people dressing in any formal way they see fit as infringing on anyone else's rights. Let the girl wear her tux, and the men their dresses. It's their prom, not yours.
Originally posted by sadisticwoman
reply to post by RuneSpider
A dance they paid for! It's 60 dollars or MORE per ticket per attending student. None of that money came from the school's federal funding.
Originally posted by RuneSpider
reply to post by sadisticwoman
If you attend a concert, attend a ball game, or book passage on a ship, you are bound by any rules they may enforce.
If you go to prom, you are paying to go to a dance provided by the school.