Awesome. Constance McMillen, the lesbian whose school conspired to keep from bringing her girlfriend to prom, has received $35,000 to settle her lawsuit.
It’s a stupid amount of money for a recent high school grad to get in a lump sum, but she did something pretty great. Backwards high schools will think twice before trying to pull this shit again.
A Mississippi high school tried to cancel its prom rather than let a lesbian student bring a female date. The ACLU successfully sued to make them hold the prom. So then the parents organized a private prom and invited everyone except the lesbian student. Barely anyone showed up to the official prom.
Congratulations, Itawamba County, Mississippi. You guys are huge dildos.
Via Boing Boing