The lesbian teenager from Mississippi who challenged her school district's ban on same-sex prom dates is seeking unspecified monetary damages, claiming she was publicly humiliated.
A lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen.
Constance McMillen, 18, is a senior at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton. The lawsuit names the Itawamba County school district and school officials as defendants.
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The three Kentucky teens accused of beating Cheyenne Williams, a gay classmate, and attempting to throw her off a cliff are claiming Williams was a willing participant in the "hoax," and say they can prove it.
Attorneys for Ashley Sams, Korin Schwab and a 17-year-old, whose identity is not being released because she is a juvenile, dispute Williams' claim that the alleged attack was hate crime, pointing to the video of the incident that Williams had the presence of mind to record on her cell phone.
Two Iowa legislators are getting heat from the gay community. The lawmakers want to remove protection to lesbians, gay and transgender students from the Safe Schools Law, in and effort to reverse the Iowa's Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage. Rep. Jason Schultz says he's not doing this to hurt gay, lesbian and transgender students, he's just trying to forward his agenda to make same sex marriage illegal here in Iowa. "The Bully Bill or Safe School Act doesn't protect anyone anyway. Schools are already doing this, so to remove few words doesn't change the intent or effect of the law," says Rep. Jason Schultz.
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“Words have power,” said BC senior and GLC representative Chyna McRae.
After various other lyrics by artists such as Jay-Z and Katy Perry, all of which had phrases such as “No homo” and “You’re so gay” were displayed on a big screen at the front of the lecture hall, McRae turned to a more serious note.
“I know in the video, some of the content is funny, but it’s really kind of scary how some of this language is being used,” she said. “We are here to talk about how race and sexuality intersect in honor of Black History Month. They’re constantly compartmentalized.”