Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas-based church famous for their “God Hates Fags” demonstrations outside the funerals for dead soldiers, has announced it will picket lesbian student Constance McMillen‘s graduation. McMillen made headlines earlier this year when she fought Itawamba Agricultural High School’s ban against same-sex couples at prom. A judge ruled McMillen’s rights had been violated; as a final “eff you” from her high school, it organized a fake “decoy prom” that she and her girlfriend were sent to with a few other students while the rest of their class partied elsewhere.
Unfortunately, life continues to be difficult for poor Constance. Keep reading »
Remember that time that Ellen gave the super awesome lesbian high-schooler a scholarship and internship after she sued her school district for canceling prom? It looked like maybe the international scrutiny and an ACLU lawsuit had worked and Constance McMillen‘s school agreed to throw a parent-sponsored prom in the cafeteria. But no, it was a trap. While McMillen, her girlfriend, and seven friends showed up to decoy prom, her classmates were partying at a different location planned by the school district. As Gawker summed it up, “Basically, a bunch of grownups may have staged an elaborate ruse so the gay girl and her gay lesbian girlfriend and all their totally homo friends could stand around one place looking like chumps.” Someone even tracked down a classmate’s prom photos, which proved there was, in fact, a secret prom Constance was not invited to. [Gawker]
I’m so utterly sickened by these awful hick people and their evil hick scheming. I had no idea people were still so close-minded and openly discriminating. Maybe Constance can sue them again and start a fund to get discriminated students out of their school district and into real cities where this kind of thing doesn’t happen? Keep reading »
A Mississippi judge ruled yesterday that Itawamba Agricultural High School violated a lesbian student’s rights by forbidding her from bringing her girlfriend to prom and wearing a tuxedo. Constance McMillen, 18, came out of the closet as gay in the 8th grade and asked school officials in December and February of this school year if she could bring her 16-year-old girlfriend to the April 2 prom. Itawamba not only said same-sex dates were not allowed, but a female student could not wear a tux. When the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi took up McMillen’s cause, the school just canceled prom entirely. Keep reading »