Every year, literally every goddamn year, high schools everywhere try and fail to ban gay couples from going to prom. You would figure after a while most of them would have recognized the pattern of massive public scrutiny, media backlash and failure, but nope. They keep trying every friggin’ year.
Even though prom season isn’t for another four months, stories about attempted gay-prom bans have been making the news. Yes, really. Just because they work as educators, doesn’t mean any of them are actually educated.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a Missouri school lost the battle to stop a gay student from bringing his boyfriend to prom.
Stacy Dawson (right) is a 17-year-old senior at Scott County Central High School in Sikeston, MO, where school administrators told him he couldn’t invite his boyfriend to prom because of a mandate in the student handbook that said, “students will be permitted to invite one guest, girls invite boys and boys invite girls.”
Dawson questioned the policy, but was told the school board would not consider revising it.
So the intrepid student called up the Southern Poverty Law Center and, on Thursday, they sent the school and the district a letter reminding them that Dawson had some basic human rights. [SOURCE]
Here’s the thing I don’t get about people who try to ban gay marriage or gay prom or gay cake: you’re protecting nothing from a threat that doesn’t exist.
Seriously, the sanctity of marriage? Are you kidding me with this shit? Marriage started out as a way of bartering kids for land. If marriage was the same today as it was back in the “sanctity” days, every wife would come with the deed to a free house.
And fucking prom? It’s like you’re not even trying. Prom is just a night for teenagers to get drunk, have some desperate over-the-pants hands fun with Jordan McRay from honours English, and then never see each other ever again. Honestly, all you’re defending here is underage drinking and pity sex from a menace that exists solely within the confines of your own mind. Which is totally not something a crazy person would do, ever.