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March 15th, 2010
09:26 PM ET

Prom Lawsuit

Prom has been canceled at Itawamba Agricultural High School, and a lawsuit has been filed.  You hear the reasons why - and several different perspectives about the story - on Tuesday's show.  But here's where you can talk about how you feel, whether you side with the student or the school.

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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soundoff (566 Responses)
  1. Sage

    Prom should deffinetly not be canceled. Prom is a reward that students get for working so hard. Its like after CSAP tests, we get a CSAP blowout, where prizes are given away and fun games are played. That is our award for working hard. For highschoolers, that is their reward and they deserve one. Plus, it is almost everyones dream to have a perfect prom. Your dreams are comepletely soiled when you don't even get a prom at all.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:57 pm |
  2. Sara

    I think that its crazy what's happening here. I think that the school should of just let the kids have the prom, but what they say goes. They need to have some changes around there. I hope they can make everything work out especially with the economy like the way it is.

    March 15, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  3. Dajiah

    Instead of cancelling prom just think of another alterantive that is cheaper than a prom. Like an out of school picnic, or a movie at a local theatre. Be creative don't go crazy! : )

    March 15, 2010 at 11:38 pm |
  4. Stephanie

    I think that the children at the school should be asked and the district not assume that students feel uncomfortable. It is truly wrong and if girls want to go to prom with girls or boys want to go to prom with boys, they shouldn't be stopped. No one should be singled out and treated differently from anyone else.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:49 am |
  5. Abraham

    i think that she feels really sand and mad, because its not fair, we are all humans, we have right to choose who we want, god made us like this for a reason, free, not controlled by him, he made us free.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:59 am |
  6. ray

    i personally do not agree with same sex couples, but in this case i think that the school is being unfair i mean the student body has seen same sex couples around the school before and it would not have made anyone "uncomfortable"

    March 16, 2010 at 1:23 am |
  7. Nicole

    I think that students should have the right to express themselves. When the school canceled the prom it was insulting to the gay students. This is a form of segregation, the school should be punished!

    March 16, 2010 at 2:01 am |
  8. Destiny

    I think it's wrong because it ruined her prom and it doesn't matter what gender you bring it's who you want to be.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:56 am |
  9. Olivia

    I think this is completely unfair! Not only to the non-heterosexual students at the school, but even friends of the same gender go together to Prom. This is discriminatory, and wrong.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:56 am |
  10. Elijah

    I feel it's discrimination, because if that is the way you are that's the way you are.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:57 am |
  11. Michael

    They should have let them go anyway, because girls sometimes dance with girls anyway.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:59 am |
  12. Katlyn

    It is not fair, they should not cancel the prom just because they are homosexual.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:00 am |
  13. Brian

    I support the student. Not allowing same-sex dating couples to go to the prom is just as silly as allowing a heterosexual couple of the same hair color not to dance together.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:00 am |
  14. Brian

    I support the student. Not allowing same-sex dating couples to go to the prom is just as silly as not allowing a heterosexual couple of the same hair color to dance together.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:01 am |
  15. Aigul

    According to the law of magnetic forces, positive (women) and negative (men) attract. Like forces repel. This is a law that was desgined by God and applies to humans.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:10 am |
  16. Anthony

    I think that she should have been allowed to bring her girlfriend. That was was a sexist thing that school did. What about all the gay people in that school. They have as much of a right as a guy bringing a girl to the prom, as a guy brining a guy, or a girl bringing a girl.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:15 am |
  17. Tommy

    I dont believe that it is ok to cancel a prom because there are couples of the same sex. I also dont believe that the school canceled it just because of the couple, there were probably major funding problems and they just couldnt afford it.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:21 am |
  18. Sarah

    i think that she should be allowed to bring her girlfriend because we all have a different ways and that the school should remake the prom happen and just let a girl or guy bring their date because prom is something to have fun at with friends and their date.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:32 am |
  19. Cassandra

    I think the school is wrong for not allowing the girls to go together to the prom. They shculd be allowed to go together to the dance. At [my school] you can take anyone to the prom as long as they are a student at the school.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:50 am |
  20. Tiarra

    I think the school is pretty dumb to cancel the prom. A lot of girl's go to dance's together and same with boy's. A school with no prom is like the student's aren't aloud to graduate. I think they should be able to have a prm and let the girl's still go.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:11 am |
  21. Stephen

    I do not think that the girl is very smart at all. she does not need to do this but the fact the the school would cancel the prom is stupid. everybody elses night does not need to be ruined to

    March 16, 2010 at 9:11 am |
  22. Brianna

    I think the two girls should be able to go to the prom. The county needs to mind their business. If the parent agrees then what is the problem!

    March 16, 2010 at 9:17 am |
  23. Caleb

    I feel it is wrong. I don't like gay people.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:20 am |
  24. Dr. G's 4th period class

    Excluding same sex couples is wrong, and goes against the Constititution.
    The school district should be sued.

    Other opiniions:

    The lawsuit is going too far. There should have been a way to fairly settle this without having a lawsuit.

    Prejudice against gays and lesbians is a growing concern because they are being excluded for their sexual orientation. This is becoming a bigger problem than racism. I hear more derogatory comments directed toward gay students than racist comments directed toward minority students.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:28 am |
  25. carl

    I'm on the side of the students prom is a chance for other students to get connected.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:33 am |
  26. Jacob

    I side with the school because homosexuals shouldn't go to proms it is disgusting

    March 16, 2010 at 9:33 am |
  27. Bill

    The school's decision to cancel the prom was clearly meant to punish the gay student. It's tough to admit to yourself that you are gay when you are in high school, and even tougher to face scorn from other students when you come out. Now, she is also known as the girl who canceled the prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:35 am |
  28. Dan

    The fact that they cancelled prom over something like that is ridiculous! What is more ridiculous is the students who are bullying her for getting the prom cancelled. Isn't this harassment in school, a disruption of the educational process?!?!

    March 16, 2010 at 9:36 am |
  29. Patty

    I THOUGHT IT WAS HORRIBLE THAT THEY DIDN'T ALLOW A GAY COUPLE TO GO TO PROM BECAUSE IT IS WRONG AND EVERONE SHOULD HAVE A CHANCE TO GO TO PROM.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:42 am |
  30. Rebbecka

    I think they should be more open-mind and stop discriminating. It's 2010 and there are gay people in the world who want to have the same opportunities as everyone else. If someone wants to take the same sex to the prom I think they have the right too.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:01 am |
  31. LANDERIA

    HONEY!! LET THAT GIRL GO TO DAT PROM I THINK SHE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GO IF SHE WAS GAY,STRAIGHT, OR BI ITS HER LIFE AND SHE CAN LIVE IT HOW SHE WANT TO.IF SHE WANTS TO GO TO THE PROM WITH HER GIRLFRIEND LET HER GO IT AINT YALL CHOICE TO PICK HOW SHE CAN GO TO THE PROM WITH.IF IT WAS YOU,YOU WOULDNT WANT NOBODY TO JUDGE WHO YOU GO TO YOUR PROM WITH SO WHY YOU DOING HER LIKE DAT. DAT JUNK MESSED UP!

    March 16, 2010 at 10:04 am |
  32. sharonee

    That is lam real talk cuzz if you chose to be gay that is your life

    March 16, 2010 at 10:06 am |
  33. Mareh

    Im not sure which i side with but, i do think it is pretty messed up to take away prom from ANY student-no matter the situation. Prom is very important to alot of people and i hear adults talking about how their prom was and this and that so i think its pretty messed up for them not to get to have that expeirience.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:07 am |
  34. McLovin

    I don't think that is fair because if they like the same sex they just like the same sex but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be able to have fun with the other students

    March 16, 2010 at 10:08 am |
  35. diandre

    proms are for enjoyment and kids need that!

    March 16, 2010 at 10:12 am |
  36. zaleski

    proms are a way for kids to run freely with their friends

    March 16, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  37. Kendy

    Kids need time to unwine and have fun

    March 16, 2010 at 10:18 am |
  38. megan

    Peoms are fun and teachers cant take that away from us

    March 16, 2010 at 10:19 am |
  39. Rhett

    I think That the rule is fair but that does not give the teachers the right to cancel the prom

    March 16, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  40. Jeniffer

    PROMS ARE FUN! DONT TAKE THEM AWAY!

    March 16, 2010 at 10:21 am |
  41. Raniesha

    I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY IT SHOULD BE A BIG PROBLEM WITH HAVE AN OPPOSITE SEX AS A DATE. WHEN ALL YOU ARE DOING IS WALKING IN A PROM TOGETHER DANCING AND JUST HAVING FUN. WHY? SHOULD THAT BOTHER ANYONE ONE ELSE OR BE A DISTERBANCE.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:36 am |
  42. tuzar

    If a school canceled a prom because girls were danceing with with girls, then they are being discrimanated against by the school system? They should gather up students and go talk to the school boared to get their prom back.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:39 am |
  43. Mandy

    I side with the school because same sex couples are NOT RIGHT!!!!
    It was never ment for there to be same sex couples and I am glad that the school cancled prom if thats the kind of people that where going to come! (If God wanted same sex couples he would have made Adam and Steve not Adam and Eve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    March 16, 2010 at 10:41 am |
  44. Brittany

    I think people should date who ever they want as long as their happy but they shouldn't bring them to a prom

    March 16, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  45. Dukjae

    Before she asserts her right to dance , she needs to think about how uncomfortable the other students would feel. I think now because of her selfish assertion , the other students can't dance.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:50 am |
  46. howard

    i like proms give there prom back to them i would be mad if they took prom away from me

    March 16, 2010 at 10:51 am |
  47. jeannie

    ..... i think its doesn't matter if your the same sex prom is suppose to be fun don't ruin it.....

    March 16, 2010 at 10:55 am |
  48. joey

    lawsuits are never good

    March 16, 2010 at 11:00 am |
  49. Summy

    That school is wrong. if other kids are uncomfortable, then deal with it. she has a right to bring her girlfriend.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:13 am |
  50. will

    proms are a good way to have some fun but if the 2 girls want to have some fun let them you cant take that away

    March 16, 2010 at 11:15 am |
  51. Edwin

    I would like them to state the real reason why they canceled prom.
    How can they say that people of the same sex cannot go to the prom together. I hope that they do get to go to there prom because no one has a right to cancel prom just because people of the same sex want to go together.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  52. Amanda

    i think that regardless of sexuality people should be allowed to go to prom with their dates because the school is suppossed to tolerate all kinds of people so that they can teach their students to tolerate others. if students learned to tolerate other people different from them than there would be less wars and everyone would feel accepted.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  53. Dylan

    I believe that the rule on gays should stand. But dont believe the prom should be cancled.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:29 am |
  54. Tim

    The school should have let the two students go together because if it was any other dance it probably wouldn't matter.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  55. Hailey

    I think it is right that she cant go to the prom with another girl.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  56. Cohen's 3rd Block

    The district is clearly making excuses for a very poor decision. Good job by the ACLU to go in and call this district out on their breaching of some our basic freedoms.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  57. Chris

    I think that this is wrong. You should be able to take anyone you want to the prom even if it is thhe same sex.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  58. Caitlin

    I dont agree with the school. You should have the right to take anyone you would like, not depending on the sex. I do agree with the court trying to give back the prom to the highschoolers because they didnt do anything to deserve this kind of punishment. You should be able to take whomever you like to this school function.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  59. Trent

    I think that this is wrong. The school shouldnt take the prom away.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  60. katie

    well i think that they should be able to go to prom together they are just like the rest of us so if weirds people out then its their fault!

    March 16, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  61. Tyler

    I think that they should be able to take each other to the prom if they want to. if other people feel weirded out, they can go to a different part of the room. They should have not cancled the prom and ruined it for everyone else. They have the right of free expresion and should be able to go the prom with out any problems.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  62. Tyler

    I think that people that want the same sex should be allowed, Its not right to cancel the prom for every one else. just because of one or two people, I think they have the right to sew the school district for the discrimination, people who dont feel comfortable thats there problem no one else.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  63. austin

    I think all people should be able to go to the prom whether there gay or not because it is a free country.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  64. Cheyenne

    I think it was wrong of them to do that I understand that it could make other people uncomfortable but people should just accept it and thats the way they are.They have the right to go to prom without anybody judging them and just because that it made them cancel the prom for everybody and in my opinion that just wasn't right.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  65. Dolan

    I think that if that same sex people should be allowed to go to the prom and if the school says that they can't the school shouldn't cancle the whole prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  66. Rebecca

    I think that it would be a little bit distracting for those who have dates of the opposite sex, but I don't hink it was right to cancel prom because someone wanted to be a little different than everyone else. It was their choice of how they wanted to express themselves and their oppinions. I don't think that the school should've cancelled prom because someone wanted to be different.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  67. Mandy

    I think it's fine that 2 students of the same gender want to go to prom together. It's just how they are! Besides, the school shouldn't have canceled the whole prom just because of 1 couple! That ruined the night for everyone else.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  68. Kaitlyn

    I think that it was wrong of the school to do that to them. I understand that it could make others uncomfortable but they didnt need to make them feel so bad about themselves. Its not fair everyone dances with everyone anyways. They shouldnt cancel just cause of that.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:47 am |
  69. Tanner

    I think it is not right to completely cancel the prom, because someone wants to bring the same sex to the prom. You like who you like. How would you feel if somebody came up to you and said you couldn't date your partner, becasue it made them uncomfortable? It would make you very anngry. Thinking it's not right to date the same sex, is like saying it's not right for black people to have rights. It's just dumb. They can't control who they like, and neither can you.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:48 am |
  70. Mattison

    I suport the student. Personally i think it is fine to have two people of the same sex attend prom. Like any normal student they shouldn't be treated any diffrent just because there likeing someone of the same gender. Also, they ABSOLUTLEY shoud not have cancelled prom for the rest of the student body. That's not fair and alot of people have been waiting for this for as long as they can remember. DON'T TREAT GAY'S DIFFRENT!! AND DON'T CANCEL PROMMMM!!!!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 11:48 am |
  71. Zach

    I think that the school should not have cancelled prom just because one gay couple wanted to go to prom. Not only does this ruin the fun, it is also wrong. Normal people are atracted to the oposite sex, but maybe, nomader how hard they try, gay people cant attract to the oposite sex. I think that just because someone is Gay, they should still be able to go to prom, and have fun.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:49 am |
  72. Haley

    I think that it is a good idea because...some people would feel unconfertable going to Prom with two gay girls . If it was me to decide if they should go i would say no thats what i think.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:52 am |
  73. Matthew

    I don't think that the prom should be cancelled over one issue.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm |
  74. Tyler

    I'm not gay, but I think students should be aloud to bring whoever they want to their prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:09 pm |
  75. Emily

    I think that schools should let the same sex of people go to prom together because if their going together the must like each other and their happy. Isn't that hat life is about?

    March 16, 2010 at 12:13 pm |
  76. Emily

    I think that schools should let the same sex of people go to prom together because if their going together the must like each other and their happy. Isn't that what life is about? Also
    The school's decision to cancel the prom was clearly meant to punish the gay student. It's tough to admit to yourself that you are gay when you are in high school, and even tougher to face scorn from other students when you come out. Now, she is also known as the girl who canceled the prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:15 pm |
  77. Christina

    I think gay people should be able to go. I know some people that are saying they would be uncomfortable but it's not their choice if you want to have a good time at prom should'nt they get also get to go? What if it were you who were gay? Would you want people to give you looks? Would you stop being friends with your best friend because he or she was gay even though they act the same? Why don't all you selfish-all about me kind of people put their feet in the shoes of a homosexual person. They are humans with feelings just like heterosexuals. You choose differently, who cares that is your choice.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:22 pm |
  78. Tylor

    Everbody should be respected despite their choices. It may also help if people keep their choices to themselves.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  79. Raymond

    prom here sucks. we have nothing and really sucky music. we need to have a real band like some of the other school around us. the way the econimy is now we have less decorating suplies to make prom better. we need prom because its a good way to get out ofthe house and dance with all kinds of friends. i hope they dont take prom away because of my school not haveing enough money to run as many activities as we had. people break rules in prom but they should be the only ones that should sufer the consiquinces. the rules are simple but people like to break them so the rest of us have to sufer. i dont like people like that darn party poopers.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:36 pm |
  80. Jenna

    I have many Gay friends & i think they have the right to bring their boyfriend/girlfriend to the Prom as long as they are not bothering anyone, like kissing & hitting on people. That would be uncomfertable for the people around. But notice those are about the same rules for Straight people at a Prom. Gays need their rights just as much as everyone else. They deserve a Senior Prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:36 pm |
  81. Nautica,Nikky,Tavie

    We dont AGREE....because prom is a special night thats part of your highschool career that you will cherish forever, and the school taking it away for something so small thats not physically hurting anyone is just WRONG!!! we took each other to homecoming, and we are taking each other to prom as friends,WHATS WRONG WITH THAT! everyone who makes a BIG deal of it are just being HATERS!!!!!!!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 12:39 pm |
  82. Samuel

    I feel that the school was wrong to cancel the prom. It is obvious that the school canceled it so they couldnt go and it is wrong not to let them homosexuals should be allowed every right and priviledge that that heterosexuals are. It is wrong not to allow people into a certain school event just because of their sexuality.
    no one says anything to strait people about going but it is suddenly an issue when someone gay shows up?

    March 16, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
  83. Kevin

    I honestly think that she had the right to bring her date to the prom. The least the school board could have done was say she couldn't go, but cancelling the whole prom is unfair to everyone. This event was seriously not her fault.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
  84. NeTasha

    Nobody has the right to judge anyone based on their sexual orientation. If they like the same sex that's up to them. As a person with many bi-sexual, lesbian, and gay friends, this offends me. Every person should have the right to choose who they want to be with. Taking away a prom because someone wants to take a date of the same sex is preposterous. How would you like it if this was you? Wouldn't you want to be able to express yourself freely?

    March 16, 2010 at 12:46 pm |
  85. Damian

    Proms are love and fun, it should it care if they go out with the same sex. The students should have right to be what their are...

    March 16, 2010 at 12:54 pm |
  86. Hailee

    The school wasn't right to canel the prom because people of the same sex wanted to go together. I understand that it can make some other students feel uncomfortable then they can just go to a different part of the prom. Also, some girls dance together anyway and couples arent allowed to kiss or dance too close in proms anyway. So honestly, whats the difference?

    March 16, 2010 at 12:57 pm |
  87. willison

    Why would anyone file a lawsuit against a school i would but for a better reason who cares about it that school really need to update the rules at the prom. Our school has but we dont worry cause no one gose to it anyway.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:57 pm |
  88. savanah

    It is not right to not have proms.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm |
  89. Dalton

    The school should allow same sex into prom my school does allow same sex couples into prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:01 pm |
  90. Hans

    I think that the students should be alowed to express themselves at school or at the prom, gay or not. This is a free country we should be able to show our feelings!!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  91. Sarah

    I think that the fact that the school canceled the prom is rediculous. Some people may not agree with someones decision to be with someone of the same-sex as them, however that doesn't give anyone the right to dive in and tell them whether or not they have a choice in the matter. This country is supposed to be a country free of discrimination and now it seems like that is all this country is coming to. If someone doesn't like how something is, they discriminate against it. Canceling prom was a stupid choice and a bad choice. Those girls have the same rights as everybody else.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  92. randy

    It should not mader if you're the same sex, if you're in love that matters more than the same sex. It does not matter if you're white, black, mexican, or any other race. All that matters is the love between them.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:06 pm |
  93. Jenny

    I feel the schools take on it was right. Same sex dating is nasty and wrong. Prom should be a fun place and not make people uncomfortable or not want to go. Being a homophobe myself i would feel violated if i went and saw that and not to mention nauceous. The school was right!

    March 16, 2010 at 1:06 pm |
  94. jay

    The school's decision to cancel the prom was clearly meant to punish the gay student. It's tough to admit to yourself that you are gay when you are in high school, and even tougher to face scorn from other students when you come out. Now, she is also known as the girl who canceled the prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:08 pm |
  95. marilyn

    what i think is their wrong it does not matter if their homosexual just let it be that way........it won't be cool if they cancel our prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:17 pm |
  96. Raheem

    i side the students because thats just like a boy and a girl going to the prom. This is violating there 1st amendment the school should be sued.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:21 pm |
  97. Corsha

    I feel that the school should not judge the 2 girls because you would not want somebody to judge you, They should go to the prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:22 pm |
  98. James

    I think the gay couple should not go because it is a rule that is in the handbook. She should have been aware of the rule.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:25 pm |
  99. daniel

    they should not have cancelled the prom. they could've just said you can't come cause it would cause to much conflict

    March 16, 2010 at 1:26 pm |
  100. Shannon

    I think that it is absurd that there is a rule demanding couples be of opposite sex. Teenagers should have a place to hang out instead of cancelling events.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:28 pm |
  101. christian

    I think it's sick and wrong for girls to date girls, I'm glad they canceled the prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:30 pm |
  102. Adam

    Thats not right cause everyone should go to the prom. Everyone maybe have been waiting for the life time chance to go to the prom with their own person.
    Me and half my class have been talking about that and we all said that is not fair for other people to not go to the prom. I for one got one thing to say LET BOYS AND GIRLS AND THEIR DATES GO TO THE PROM. thats my last time

    March 16, 2010 at 1:31 pm |
  103. somer

    I think that its their choice. if female want to date female then so be it. if men want to date men then, again, so be it. it's not our place to jugde them. it was absolutely and completely unnesscary for them to cancel the prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:33 pm |
  104. Daniel

    I think this is a great idea to cancel the prom because it is wrong for two people of the same sex to be together in the firstplace

    March 16, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  105. Josh

    I soooooooo don't think that they should take away proms, they are times where you can get to know some one and hand out, and have fun, why should they take this away!

    March 16, 2010 at 1:44 pm |
  106. Brandon

    I think that boys and girls should go out to the prom, with the opposite gender. It's not right having two girls or two boys going out together.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:46 pm |
  107. John

    i think we should cancel the prom because it would make me feel worse about they

    March 16, 2010 at 1:46 pm |
  108. Daphne

    I don't think that the school should take away proms. It's something high school kids look forward to, and taking away something people have done for a long time isn't fair. I can see the school's point, but I still think they should allow prom. I don't support gays and lesbians, but everyone has the freedom of expression.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:46 pm |
  109. Mark

    I think it is insane to sue the school for canceling the school prom. The school has its reasons and the prom of a part of the schools desicions

    March 16, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  110. John

    i think we should cancel the prom because it would make me feel worse about them

    March 16, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  111. Josh

    You know, if you are going to cancel a prom because of homosextualism, you might as well not, because kids are going to see all their lives, they need to face the facts, you can't protect them forever.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  112. Amy

    I think that the school is right in this case, I'm fine with homosexuals, but I will never be one, I just think that people need to understand that the school has authority and be able to listen to the school. Instead of filing a lawsuit and complaining to the news. Come on people, seriously, everybody these days is sue crazy, drives me insane, everybody is such a complainer. The school has authority, so listen to them and do what they say. If you don't like what they're telling you to do, shut up, tough.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:48 pm |
  113. josh

    the students can hold there own prom if they want to! Also the school can o what ever it wants to do! also the 2 girls can hold there own prom with other gay people!

    March 16, 2010 at 1:49 pm |
  114. Chandler

    I think that they shouldn't get rid of proms, but they shouldn't let people bring someone who is the same gender.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:50 pm |
  115. Joshua

    The couple should be allowed to go, I have 3 Big Points
    1. It violates our bill of rights not letting them go
    2. Girls dance with each other at proms anyways and I'm pretty sure chaperones stop stuff like kissing and other physical contact
    3. In the Civil Rights era we discriminated [people of color] in the U.S. and hitler discriminated Jews. I have seen people freak out whenever a Guy pats another guy on the back, We NOW are discriminating any form of gayness. Which is unfair for gay people.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:50 pm |
  116. erica

    im on the students side. they should be able to bring whoever they want, and the school is being very judgemental

    March 16, 2010 at 1:50 pm |
  117. Vanessa

    WOW!!!!!! I really dont understand what the problem is with being lesbian or gay, it doesnt change who you are. The school went too far, what they did is bullying.and usually schools are the one's telling us not to bully people becuase of the way they look or what their sexuality is. They set a really bad example for everyone else. They should re-think and host the prom anyways

    March 16, 2010 at 1:55 pm |
  118. josh

    I think that it is really wrong

    March 16, 2010 at 1:55 pm |
  119. kk

    i think that same sex couples should not go to prom

    March 16, 2010 at 1:56 pm |
  120. Jessica

    I think the school did a good thing by not letting her go. It clearly states in the student handbook that it "Must be of the opposite sex." That says it all right there! I am a christian and all i can do is pray for these people.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  121. Shahina

    True proms are fun, but would proms be that fun if a girl's date is a girl or if a boy's date is a boy? If you're going as friends, that's a different story. But if a girl actually asks a girl, "Will you be my date for the prom?" and are dancing together on partner dances, that's a little awkward for the girls whose dates are boys and boys whose dates are girls. Girls, how would you feel if another girl's date is a girl? Boys, how would you feel if another boy's date is a boy? As a girl, I know that I would feel very uncomfortable if that happened at my school. If someone went with their same gender friends because they didn't want to be alone, go right ahead. But if someone went to the prom with a person whose the same gender as them, that would be awkward for a lot of people. And besides, the school has authority over the students and the people who go to the prom, so they have the right to shut down one of their activities.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  122. Nate

    Ah this one is hard I can see bolth points. It would be a liittle awakard to know that a gay is dancing next to you. But than again we do have the fredon of belief but we also cannot practice anthing we believe... Its like the 150 years ago when mormons praciced poligamy it was totaly fine that they believed in poligamy but with the laws set in our country they didnt have the right to practice poligamy. Im going to have to go with the school. Its totaly fine that they are lesiben/gay but they dont have a right to come to the prom and practice what they believe. Hey im in a debate class so if anybody would like to find where I am wrong than tell me and we can have some clash!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 2:01 pm |
  123. Joshua

    Discriminating Homo-sexual couples is a form of racism which caused problems during the Civil Rights...

    March 16, 2010 at 2:03 pm |
  124. ashley

    I think that was stupid wrong

    March 16, 2010 at 2:04 pm |
  125. Brandon

    The school has authority to do what ever it wants. I don't think the school should be sued because it made a choice of not letting homosexuals go to a prom. The girl made her own choice, but she shouldn't show it in public.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:05 pm |
  126. Rene

    The school has the job to keep the students safe. Would seeing a girl taking another girl to the prom as their date be safe? How would other people, especially girls, feel if they saw that?

    March 16, 2010 at 2:06 pm |
  127. anonomous

    You know, schools have the rights to take away proms, we shouldn't be complaining as much as we do. The schools are trying to protect us, why so much friction?

    March 16, 2010 at 2:07 pm |
  128. darby

    I have to say that I personally don't agree with homosexuals, but I do believe that they have the right to free expression. But schools are not the place for free expression, they are there for education. There is so much controversy about this topic right now, so the school didn't want to get involved. I think they made the right choice about canceling the prom. Think about it, what if they hadn't let that girl go just because she was homosexual? That would have been discrimination against her. But ask yourself, what if they HAD let her go? There probably would have been lawsuits and many concerns from those students that aren't gay, who are in reality disgusted by the whole gay concept. No, there is no doubt about the school making the right decision to cancel prom. That way, no one feel uncomfortable, and they DO have the choice of private proms.
    I believe the girl was wrong in suing the school. The way I see it, she had no right to think that they had wronged her for not allowing her to go to prom. She says it is because she is lesbian. Well, no, because NO ONE was able to go... not just her. So for her to say that they were discriminating against her is wrong, because if they were "discriminating" against all those who couldn't go, you might as well say they were discriminating against ALL students.
    Besides, she doesn't have the right to practice her "believes" in school. Christians aren't allowed to pray in school. Why? Because it makes others feel uncomfortable. So, logically, if a girl bringing a girl to school makes someone uncomfortable, it should be banned as well. She should make sure she understands WHY she is pressing charges before she actually does... As of now, she needs to realize what she is saying is double-standard.
    She also needs to realize the world doesn't revolve around her, and it's not gonna kill her to not go to prom.
    That also goes for anyone else whining about it being cancelled. You need to take a step back and realize the bigger picture. If your world just collapsed because you can't take your girlfriend/boyfriend to prom on Saturday, you should get a new life.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:11 pm |
  129. Savannah

    Whether this girl is "gay" or not is really none of our business. Which means it's not something we can control, there's something this school should learn as well as teach: Tolerance.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:18 pm |
  130. harry

    i think that it was not ok because everyone should be able to go and have a good time.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm |
  131. Hayley

    This whole thing is very stupid. She should be able to bring her girlfriend. Yes, it should be boy and girl but she obviously wants to go with her girlfriend so i would alow it.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm |
  132. Anonymous

    I think the school is wrong for not allowing the girls to go together to the prom. I think the school is wrong for not allowing the girls to go together to the prom

    March 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm |
  133. Ekpe

    I dont think that they should of taken the prom away just for one couple.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:23 pm |
  134. joe

    i dont think its right that the school cancled prom because two girls wanted to go with eachother. it doesnt matter that their the same sex. friends go together all the time and its no different!

    March 16, 2010 at 2:24 pm |
  135. Austin

    I think it is wrong!

    March 16, 2010 at 2:24 pm |
  136. Beth

    I side with the student. I don't see whats the problem with a girl bringing her girlfriend to prom. Same-sex people are apart of our world so not allowing them to go to prom because of it is stupid. Last, if you have a problem with same-sex people then don't go to prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:24 pm |
  137. Paulina

    I think its unfair and unjust to judge some on their sexual orientation and to discriminate against those girls to the point of canceling prom is WRONG! They school should atleast be sued if not more.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:25 pm |
  138. Briona

    My toughts on this outrages me.people of the same sex that decide to go out in public...such as proem should not be shuned beacuse the they are gay or bisexaual.i belive that the school canceled prom beacuse they did not belive that a homosexual couple should have the right to go. That is sexist the school, and the deserve to be sued.i belive love is love and it should not be shuned if ur as diffrent sex or same.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:25 pm |
  139. Jordan

    I agree with the school. They already made it official. Gays aren't even meant to be. They could just dance somewhere else where it isn't prohibited right?

    March 16, 2010 at 2:26 pm |
  140. Brooke

    I support the student. It isn't fair to take away prom just because she wanted to have fun with her girlfriend. This is very predjudice against gays. It is wrong to exclude someone because of who they brought to the prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:26 pm |
  141. Charlie

    I think that, they shouldn't have canceled prom. Whom ever they want to bring is their desition. The school can not decide who goes with who, it's a personal decition that they have no control over. For them canceling prom over one little thing when they could easyly just say that it's fine. for them to have that rule is a horrible thing. They should just let them have it. If other people have a problem with it then that's their own problem.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:27 pm |
  142. Kaylee

    I think it's unfair and they have every right to sue the school. All of those students got gyped out of their prom because the school is discrimigating against same-sex couples. These two girls deserve the same respect that any straight couple would get. Not to mention, this is unconstitutional.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:27 pm |
  143. kendyll

    i think that the school is dum because i think that everyone should be able to go to prom even if they are gay.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:29 pm |
  144. jessie

    I think the girl should have been able to take the other girl to the prom. people should be who they want to be, thats just how they are. and how is it disrupting the education when there is none going on at a prom? the prom is for couples and the two girls are a couple. what wrong with that? its just like two friends going to a prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm |
  145. Caitlin

    I think the school is in the wrong. i mean if there is a same-sex couple that wants to bring each other to the dance the scool has no right in telling them they can't. a same-sex couple has the same amount of right to go to the dance with each other as a oppisite-sex couple. plus i don't think the should of canceled the dance either and ruin other peoples night just because of the schools stupidity.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm |
  146. Madi

    I think its absoulutely insane. I dont see why the school has to single out the couple because they are homosexual. I mean maybe it would bother some people, but im sure they can put on their big kid pants and accept it.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:31 pm |
  147. gabe

    i think that lesbianism is wrong but that doesnt mean that just because i dont agree with somthing that everyone has to. even though the school did say "partner must be of opposite sex" it is still violating the constitution. it would be like not letting a black guy and a chinese girl go to prom because it would make people uncomfortable

    March 16, 2010 at 2:32 pm |
  148. noah

    I have a gay neighbor and I don't look at him different from if he wasn't gay. He is a very successful man and everybody who knows him doesn't think that he is strange or weird for being gay. So I really think that the whole thing that the school wouldn't let the lesbian girl go to the prom with her date was very stupid. And if some people didn't know if they were gay or lesbian the crowd would judge people very different.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:36 pm |
  149. Stephanie

    i feel that the lawsuit went a little to far but so did the school. We as americans have the right to like the same sex. NO one should judge you for what sex you like or if your black, white, mexican etc. it doesnt matter. We are all the same.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:52 pm |
  150. Alicia

    I can see both sides of this issue, but I believe the school is wrong for prohibiting students' expression and cancelling prom. Would they do the same thing if an interracial couple wanted to go to prom??

    March 16, 2010 at 2:53 pm |
  151. Tayler

    I think that not letting the same sex go to prom together if they are gay is predujidce. What I mean is that if they are gay, then they are gay, there is no way to change how they feel about others. It is their call to be gay or not gay, this call is not out to the open for us to choose how they feel. Now knowing that they are gay might put their friends against them because they might have been made fun of for hanging out with these people. Again, it is not our call to be saying you should not be gay, you should be straight. It is not fair to point out that they are gay, but their best friends are straight. So yes I am going to say that it would be weird going to prom and sitting next to a couple of homosexuals. But no they shouldn't have cancled prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 2:56 pm |
  152. Kurt

    I would not like it if i went to prom and had a gay person sit next to me. I would feel weird. But the people in charge of the school should have had people take a vote. To see if the students would approve of having the a same sex couple dancing together.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:05 pm |
  153. Devin

    I dont get why they would do that the girl wants to take her girlfriend so should another girl not get to bring her boyfriend and the prom shouldnt be cancelled because a lawsuit is filed if you dont want the lawsuit let her bring her girlfriend

    March 16, 2010 at 3:08 pm |
  154. Colt

    Can't those people go by themselves and then dance with them after they are in.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:09 pm |
  155. Kevin

    i don't think the school should have canceled the prom just because of the female couple...

    March 16, 2010 at 3:13 pm |
  156. Kaytee

    I don't think the school should have cancelled prom. They shouldn't treat people that way just because they're different, homosexual or not. Constance should be able to take her girlfriend.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:19 pm |
  157. Erica

    Prom is a special occassion for everyone. Why shouldnt gay people be allowed to have fun too? If it makes people uncomfortable then don't look. No one should be singled out because of their sexual orientation.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:22 pm |
  158. Nicole:)

    I dont agree on that. To me i think that anyone should be able to go to prom no matter what they are. There are alot of people that are homosexual and saying that they cant go is not right or canceling it because they want to go. I dont blame them for filing a lawsuit because you are cannceling it they are homosexual and there different then you. Even if they were together or not girls dance with girls. guys dance with guys so whats the big deal about it or they dance together but to me i dont think you should cancel a dance because they are homosexual.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:22 pm |
  159. robert

    Im a person not comfortable with homosexuality myself but I still think you shouldn't be discriminated against if you are prom is suppose to be a good highschool memory you cant take that away from a person no matter what the issue may be. dont be a bigot

    March 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm |
  160. Andrew

    What i think about this prom problem is that all people should be allowed to go. I do not think it was right to cancel the prom just because only one gay couple came, but i still think it would be awkward but not right to cancel the prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm |
  161. Ari

    I think that prom is a special occasion that students look forward to before graduation, I think its dumb to not allow gay’s to take part in the event because who cares, it really isn’t anyone’s business who you go with and if it offends you or makes you uncomfortable then just avoid the situation.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm |
  162. Katiee

    This is not only unfair to the girl, but unfair to the rest of the school. Anybody should be able to attend their school prom, whether they are gay or straight. The school is setting a bad example and is being prejudice towards homosexuals.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:24 pm |
  163. Garrett

    Why doesn't the homosexual "couple" just go with 2 different guys and then meet up at the dance? Or just both go by themselves and just meet up their? This homosexual problem isn't going to stop anytime soon. So maybe homosexual "couples" should find away around it.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:24 pm |
  164. Le

    I believe "everyone" should get to do anything they feel like they can and schools or things that prevent them are foolish and immature we are all human being and should all get equal oppurtunities.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:25 pm |
  165. Florence

    I think it is very wrong of a school in this day and age to be doing something so judgmental like that. I am sure the kids don’t have a problem with it as much as the administration and parents do. It just shows how discriminating people still are and can’t accept new things. I think young adults are more accepting and open minded than our elders.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:25 pm |
  166. Alison

    The schools decision to cancel prom was out of line. Just because of one gay couple they will ruin it for everyone else. I believe that she should have been able to take her girlfriend just like every other person could take their date. Times have changed; people need to open their eyes to that. If you don’t agree, keep it to yourselves.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:26 pm |
  167. robert

    im a person not comfortable with homosexuality myself but i still think you shouldn't be discriminated against if you are prom is supose to be a good highscool memory you cant take that away from a person no matter what the issue may be. beside people are different don't be a bigot

    March 16, 2010 at 3:27 pm |
  168. Kaylieee

    Personally, I think that homosexuality is wrong and don’t support it. However, if a student wants to take someone of the same sex to prom, let them! It’s their personal decision to make. The school should have no say in that. The school canceling prom is unfair and too much of a drastic punishment for the rest of the students that had nothing to do with this lawsuit.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:27 pm |
  169. Mackenzie

    I think that the school should have no say in what gender a person bring for their date. You can’t tell someone who they can and can’t love. The fact of someone being gay shouldn’t affect the school district at all. Girls go with their “girlfriends” all the time as “friends” and no one says anything about that. I honestly believe that if they did go together the other students wouldn’t have been bothered by it. If someone has a problem with it they should just look the other way and get over it, it is none of their business to say what is wrong and right about love anyway.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:27 pm |
  170. Brandon

    Yes it is not fair to cancel prom but I don’t think the world should revolve around this girl to change a rule that’s been made.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm |
  171. Roper

    I feel that the school should not have canceled prom but I do see where they were coming from because it is could be very awkward for the other students to see gays at their dance, but it still give no reason for them to cancel the prom or to even discriminate against gays.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm |
  172. *Jessica*

    In today’s society many values are being demoralized. What is deemed as “acceptable” today would have been thought of as disgrace and an absolute embarrassment ten years ago. America needs to wake up and realize the damage that has and is being done to the virtues and values Americans should be embracing. Same sex and bi-sex relationships should not be encouraged in any way, shape or form, even if it just a dance.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:29 pm |
  173. JDW

    I think that People should be able to do what they want to do and if that includes bring a person of the same sex to the prom, so be it

    March 16, 2010 at 3:29 pm |
  174. lindsay

    I think that the decision for the school canceling prom is ridiculous, it’s something that everyone looks forward to, it is something to finish your senior year off with. Honestly for whatever the reason they canceled it I think they need to re-think it more clearly, think back to when they were going to their proms and what if they had been canceled how upset they would have been. I really doubt the school canceled prom because of that girl being a lesbian they know that, they don’t have the right to do that, but I bet the girl drew attention to it and made more and more people believe it.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm |
  175. joeseph

    If the new law was passed for “same sex marriages”, then there should be issue with the same sex going to a high school prom. They are ganging up against people who are being themselves and becoming individuals. And to cancel everyone’s high school prom is ridiculous. -joeseph

    March 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm |
  176. Shannon

    I believe that the student has every right to bring whomever they want to prom. It is not the schools decision. The school should not discriminate against gay students.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm |
  177. Stefanie

    My opinion considering this matter is that it shouldn’t be the district’s business whether there are same sex couples or not. But they should be more concerned with making sure that the students behave school appropriately, and their sights should be more directed on whether the students are dancing face to face and making sure they're not dancing in an improper manner like they do at my school.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:31 pm |
  178. Ryan

    As long as they the couple doesn’t do anything that would disturb the average student than they should be aloud to go to prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:31 pm |
  179. Matthew

    I think that their school board is right for canceling the prom because if you were dancing near a homosexual wouldn't you feel uncomfortable?

    March 16, 2010 at 3:34 pm |
  180. LeAnne

    As a country based on the constitution, fulfilling what was originally promised to the US people is important. The school’s decision to cancel prom violates the first and eighth amendments. It is unusual punishment for a girl using the right to her freedom of speech.

    It sounds like the school created an alternate, more politically correct, reason for discriminating against homosexual couples.
    Yes, school’s focal point is education and not expression, but expression should always be rightfully allowed.

    The lawsuit filed is very reasonable and fair, but if the school takes back their cancellation, then everyone can go on maintaining the constitutional way of our free country.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:34 pm |
  181. Grant

    I feel cancelling the prom is a little extreme but they should respect others as others should respect them but they keep their distance.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm |
  182. aaron

    i support the student, i think just because you have a right to like who you want to like that you cant go to a public school prom and i think that is just wrong
    just let the girls go!

    March 16, 2010 at 3:52 pm |
  183. Austin

    Wow! Our world gets crazier all the time. I think that it is sad that almost everything today has to have controversy involved. In this case tolerance is the key word.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:01 pm |
  184. travis

    I think that its unfair because people shudent be judged by wat sex they like so iam going wit the student

    March 16, 2010 at 4:07 pm |
  185. Sarah

    I think this is completely unacceptable. My parents are lesbian and this really angers me. It's not any different than being straight. It's not fair!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
  186. Sarah

    please enlighten me on why being gay, lesbian, or bi-sexual is so bad I really don't understand

    March 16, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
  187. Miranda

    Well I would have to say that I disagree with this school doing this. People should be allowed to bring who they want to an event such as this. Plus the students are the ones that pay dues and fee for this event to function so why is that something as simply as bring a date of the same sex is not allowed. Also what if two girls that are only friends want to go to the prom together? your telling me that because they are two girls that they cant? Even though they are only friends and nothing more? This doesn't make any sense at all and violates so much. I hope that this school learns it lesson when all this is over. It's totally wrong and they should not be involved in personal matters such as this. Only thing that they should worry about is if the prom event is safe and that no one is wearing things that are inappropriate and that nothing is causing an uproar. Personal matter such as who students choose to bring as their date has nothing to do with a school.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:33 pm |
  188. Autum

    i think its not fair to any of the students to cancel prom people have their own different pleasers and choices and even if u dont agree you should still respect their wishes for you would like them to do the same!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:39 pm |
  189. Zachary

    I think that Constance can go to the prom, just not making any sexual gestures. If this is truly a free country, then why can't we go to prom with our date, same or opposite gender? Did you hear anything about a district going nuts that Adam Lambert showed up at prom? No!!! They are simply overreacting!

    March 16, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  190. Kelsie

    I think that it’s ridiculous and that the school is discriminating against gays.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  191. Daryn

    I think it's unnecessary for her to be creating a controversy about something as frivolous as this. It's not because she wants to bring her girlfriend, it's because she wants attention from bringing her girlfriend. If the school doesn't want the same sex to be going to prom together, then don't do it, why start a fight. Why bite the hand that feeds you?

    March 16, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  192. Jayson

    I think they should be able to go but, I think the Homosexual girls took it to far by suing the school and ruined it for the rest of the kids

    March 16, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  193. Brandon

    Same sex relations has been an issue for awhile now. Whether for or against it I think is irrelevant in this case. To cancel the entire Senior class’ prom because someone higher up is against same sex relations is ridiculous and causes more problems than it does good. Which also makes the school look bad in the eyes of the nation and with schools having to cut back… this can cause some serious problems for the school in the future.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  194. Rochelle

    I think it is ridiculous because girls are going to dance with girls and guys will dance with guys anyways. People should just get over it and not be in everyone’s business

    March 16, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  195. Aaron

    The school made a dumb decision. Seeing gay dudes dance is really weird, but its just a sacrifice you make.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  196. Chanel

    I think the girl should be able to bring whoever she wants to her prom.
    I think its discrimination.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  197. Brian

    I don’t believe in same sex relationships but the prom shouldn’t have been cancelled. The school shouldn’t stop people from going to a dance because they go with someone of the same sex. Everyone should be able to go.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
  198. Mason

    I feel that the school went about the situation the wrong way and shouldn’t take prom away from everyone, nor from the couple. I don’t agree with how the school handled it, It is against the constitution and the district should be sued.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:51 pm |
  199. Jared

    Although I don’t really agree with people dating the same sex, this shouldn’t have been that bad. The school shouldn’t have worried about it and just allowed the girls to go.
    Proms are just to go and have fun before you graduate and start living the hard life.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:51 pm |
  200. Aaron

    The school made a dumb decision. Seeing gay dudes dance is really weird, but it’s just a sacrifice you make.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  201. nayomi

    Gay people aren’t trying to make anybody else gay but sometimes I think homophobic people are trying to make gay people straight. That is wrong.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  202. Blake

    Canceling the entire school's prom was an overreaction. The girls should have been allowed to go either way. Homosexuals are just like anybody else and should be treated as such.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
  203. Brent

    I think the school is in the wrong. People need to get over themselves. If someone wants to be homosexual then let them and mind your own.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
  204. Tosha

    I think this is wrong! It is not only unfair to the girls who wanted to go together but to every other student that was planning to go! I know as a high school senior I am very excited for my prom and have been waiting to go, if our school were to cancel it I would go insane! They need to relax and think of other options.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  205. Drew

    I think it was right to cancel the prom. First of all other students would probably feel uncomfortable about two girls showing up saying they love eachother. Second of all God didn't put us on this great Earth so we could be homosexuals. Being a homo is wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Third of all the girls shouldve been kicked out and the prom shouldve been goin on.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  206. Ali

    I think that if someone is gay and he or she wants to take their girl friend or boyfriend to prom then they should be able to. I don’t think that it should matter if the other students are uncomfortable then they don’t have to be around them. I think that everyone has the right to decide who they want to date and I think that it is messed up that the schools try to tell them that they can’t. It is there senior year and prom is a big part of that and now not only has the school ruined prom for those who are gay but they have ruined it for everyone because they canceled the whole thing.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  207. dalton

    they don't need to judge people by if they bring the same gender the prom shouldn't be cancelled.
    gays have the right to go to prom with the same gender

    March 16, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  208. Madison

    I believe that the school should be allowed to take who ever they want to take to prom. By saying that they can't take who ever they want to take to prom is denying them the right of being different. Also they should not cancel prom because people have been waiting their whole life to go to their own school prom,so by canceling the prom you are hurting their feelings and undermining their confidence.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm |
  209. Madisyn

    I think that it should not be cancaled. They could make a rule at the school were you can't bring someone as the same gender ,but they can still go alone and be able to hang out with friends. Even though they are gay they still have the right to hang out with friends!! Also if the gay kids don't like it they don't have to go to the prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  210. Elizabeth

    i think it is idiotidic for the schoolnot letting the same gender to go to gether! Who cares it will make kids feel weird. This is the way of life no one should ever say they could not go if the are going together if their not the same gender. they should at least hav a own prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  211. Morgan

    I think this is discrimination. How can a school even think they can make a judgment call like that? It is the last dance ever for her and she is going to go out as not only the gay senior girl but the gay senior girl who ruined prom! That’s the worst thing to ever leave as. That means no one can go with a group of same sex friends or with a best friend if they don’t have a date. This school deserves to be sued they did so many wrong things.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  212. Emm

    I am not saying that same sex dating is okay, but I think that not letting two girls, or boys, go to prom is unfair. They aren't letting them go with who they want, and that means they're not giving freedom to their students, which is what they claim to be about.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  213. Evan

    I think is is very unfair. People should not be treated differently than any other people just they like there own sex.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  214. Ariana

    If people want to take their partner to the prom, they should be able to. Even if they are the same sex.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  215. Betty

    Prom is something that all students look forward to. Canceling prom for something as silly as having a same sex date is just stupid. You should be able to take whoever you want to the prom, and what sex they are shouldn't matter. I know for sure this wouldn't bother me if i was attending this prom, and i bet it won't offend a lot others.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  216. Nichole

    I think it's really unfair that the prom was cancelled because she wanted to go with her girlfriend! People need to get over themselves and realize everyone has different opinions and beliefs, because right now the people on the school board are acting like a little kid who didn't get his way.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  217. skyler

    They should sew the school. That is among their rights to express if they are gay lesbian or straight. Why are the schools not letting them? Why do they have a proble with lesbians and gays why not people wh are staight. There is nothing wrong with being gay or lesbian!!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  218. Brennan

    Not fair, should not be like that.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  219. Corey

    I think its both wrong because from what I heard SEX DOSEN'T MATTER! People should go with who ever they want to go to the prom without questioning except for will you go to the prom with me..

    March 16, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  220. Dayne

    I believe that when it comes to gay students, they should keep it off the school grounds. Yet, cancling the school prom is a little bit much.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:48 pm |
  221. christina

    don't take this the wrong way any of you, now am not saying that being ,well, what the girl in the video is, is ok, acctually i think its gross. but that school says that they are all about freedom and letting the kids express themselves the way they choose. so all the people that are in charge in that school are a bunch of hypocrites. :[

    March 16, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  222. Abby

    It's a sad thing that there is so much discrimination in this country even after years of fighting for freedom. Everyone should have the right to be who they are, regardless of sex, religion, race, or orientation.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  223. Jeffery

    This is crazy, people are actually supporting her! Now people are acting like good is bad, and bad is good. Sure the shouldn't have canceled prom but its wrong for to people of the same sex to be together, and they should NOT be allowed to go together.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  224. Justin

    I don't think that they shouldv'e cancelled prom. They should have just had a section where the gays and lesbians could dance.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:59 pm |
  225. Harris

    Being a lesbian is Wrong any way you look at it. It's so stupid, there's no point in being gay. Two men or two women can't make babies. And now people are supporting her for something against GOD!

    March 16, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  226. Lexi

    I feel it is wrong for prom to be cancelled because of one persons act. Everyone has to pay the price because of a rule.I think its the schools job to deal with the girls not ruin it for the whole school.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:05 pm |
  227. Haley

    Thats crazy. It's prom and students only get to go a few times in their life, they should'nt cancel it! If there is any problem at all, the school board should tell the girls not to cause trouble, and then be done with it. And she has the right to wear a tux.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:15 pm |
  228. Haley

    Just let them go, it's not a big deal.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  229. Austyn

    This is like slavery all over again..... in slavery blacks have no rights...........
    now the people that want to go to prom with the same sex they have no rights

    March 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  230. Vinh

    Prom is a very important part of life, it is one of the most important dances you will every go to in your high school life, so I do believe that she should be able to go to prom with her girlfriend, though I do understand why the school did not allow her to go.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  231. Austyn

    does anyone agree with me (austyn from the comment not far up)?

    March 16, 2010 at 6:23 pm |
  232. Travis

    There are separate sexes for a reason and having any relationship with the same sex is unnatural and wrong, god made two sexes for a reason.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  233. Jeffery

    I agree with the school for not letting her go with another girl. But i don't get why they had to cancel the prom for all the straight kids. And i don't why some people are siding with her. The bible says for marriage to be between a male and female, so if there disobeying GOD. and if anyone is siding with her then there siding against GOD's law.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm |
  234. Kenneth

    I don't even understand why this is happening. A girl wants to bring the one she cares about to prom. Why does it seem to people that she has less of a right to do that than anyone else. To cancel prom over this issue is an immature act of a biased school system and it disgust me that this had to get national attention before people realized that the school's decision was wrong.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:29 pm |
  235. anomyous

    Don't gays have rights too??? This whole thing is just so unfair. What does it matter if someone is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, they should all be treated fairly.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  236. Kelsey

    Love has no gender. How disgusting of the school, and how UNFAIR to the rest of the school; getting their one and only prom cancelled. But thumbs up to Constance, for having the guts to take her girlfriend, when most gays and lesbians hide their significant other from the judgemental and unaccepting society.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  237. Harris

    Being gay is wrong and should be kept off of school grounds. it's messing up all of mankind. It's not like they can have children or anything. Just think if everybody would turn gay they'd wipeout all of mankind. So how can being gay be right?

    March 16, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  238. jeffery

    austin while slavery is wrong, it has nothing to do with gay people.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  239. Crystal

    Proms are a thing people dream about and to cancel that would be like canceling a persons wedding, what this district is doing is wrong and proms should be something everyone has, lesbian or not. And thats also is effecting the other kids who aren't lesbian or gay, why cant everyone have there special moment?

    March 16, 2010 at 6:36 pm |
  240. Park

    The school is being unrational. They don't want "the other studdents to be uncomfortable". As understandable as that is, don't you think a girl who wants to take a girl but is being told she has to go with a guy feel uncomfortable too? Or what about a guy who wants to take a guy but has to take a girl? Those people would most likely be the uncomfortable ones. I think the school is being biased and they should leave their personal opinions out of school events because it's not fair to all students.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm |
  241. noah

    I feel that she should be able to go to prom because saying that she can't go is going aginst what she thinks is right

    March 16, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  242. Colin

    I think that the student should be able to go to the prom with whom ever they want to go with. The school shouldn't judge people on who should go with who to the prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  243. Andrea

    My opinion they shouldnt go off and cancel a prom over same sex going together. If they havent heard of the new law Same sex marrige is okay shouldnt they let them go to the prom after all at least they arent getting married. IT"S JUST A PROM!! Let them Go.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  244. Mason

    The school posted clearly that their partner must be of opposite sex. That was what they said and they should follow that. Besides I think that gay couples are just wrong.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:45 pm |
  245. Alicia

    The school is really making too big of a deal out of this. I personally don't have a problem with gay/ lesbian couples, and I think most teens are generally accepting of them. Making rules against same sex couples and only letting guys wear tuxedos? That has to be unconstitutional. And cancelling prom is really going too far. Every girl (and secretly every guy) dreams of prom and taking away that dream is just not fair. I know life isn't fair, but this is too much.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:48 pm |
  246. June

    I don't beleive in homosexuals because I don't think that it is right too go out in public and say "I am gay" to the world. I think that these girls should have kept it to themselfs, if their parents knew and didn't say if it was wring then she might say "okay so I can have a girlfriend?" No I think that this is the couples information to be gay or not gay to be straight or not straight. It is not our decision to say I don't like homosexuals so get away from me and never touch me or say "hi" again. The school was right about canceling the prom, but I am sure the students were not very happy with what they did but ask your selfs this"Would you want to go to school or to prom knowing there is a couple of homosexuals in the same room as you right now?" They should have taken a pole to see how the students felt about it,if they didn't feel safe than they could have than cancled the prom but I don't think just because of those two girls that they should have cancled prom that is wrong for the students,it might have upset some of the students that wanted to go to prom and had the right dress or tux. This is how I feel about them cancleing their prom

    March 16, 2010 at 6:49 pm |
  247. Marine

    Prom is not just for opposite sex. Its for everyone! I don`t think it`s right what the school district is doing. Gays have as much of a right to go to prom as anybody else!

    March 16, 2010 at 6:50 pm |
  248. Jordan

    I think that a person could go with a person that the same gender because they might not be going as a couple but they can just go as friends if they don't want to find a date.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:51 pm |
  249. Amy

    Even though most people ( including me ) don't agree with their choices, that doesn't mean we should treat them different from everyone else. As long as they keep everything "G-rated" I don't see why they couldn't enjoy the prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:55 pm |
  250. sharin

    i think they want someone else to host the prom so they can exclude this girl and her girlfriend

    also, the statement they released didnt make scence. how can a prom be a distraction? if it wasnt an issue in many years past, why this year? it violates their constitutional rights (the equal protection clause) to keep this girl from going to the prom with the person she loves

    March 16, 2010 at 6:57 pm |
  251. Jessica

    It doesn't sound fair. People just want to hang out and have fun at prom. Students should be able to come with whoever they want.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:04 pm |
  252. Mitch

    I personally don't like the whole gay lesbian bi thing, but that is just the opinion of me and should go no farther than being an opinion. What the school is doing here is based on the same hate and discrimination that was going on during the civil rights movements. Whether a person is black white purple gay straight whatever, They are still a person and have the same rights as everyone else. No where in our laws does it make it legal or okay this school to tell those girls they cannot go because they are something. Cancel prom if they may, but the fact that they discriminated against these two ladies is unacceptable.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:09 pm |
  253. Nagham

    I believe that the fact that they are not having prom due to safety, and other academic just doesn't make sense. I personally don;t really care about prom, i go to a school where there are no dances at all and we have to wear uniforms, but in my opinion the school has no right to just cancel something like prom on a sudden whim. All of it starting with not being able to bring the same sex with you to the prom, which makes sense but may still be taken in a wrong way. Schools honestly have no right to just cancel a tradition like prom that most students look forward to throughout there whole high school career.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:13 pm |
  254. Cynthia

    I think that what has happened with this prom was very ignorant, it was childish to say the least. These gilrs should be allowed to go to their prom to why should it only be students of oppsite sex couples? what next they cn't go out in public together to? I think this school board should grow up because when thses kids who feel uncomfortable get in to the real world there will not be someone there to tell peopl of same sex couple to nt show affection to each other infrount of them. Why should it be any diffrent now?

    March 16, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  255. Anna

    The prom should be canceled it is wrong to have two girls or guys go to the prom together. Being gay is wrong.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:25 pm |
  256. Liann

    same sex couples should be able to go to prom isn't it a free country for crying out loud people.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:30 pm |
  257. alina

    Well, the school may have also said no because some people get very nervous around people who are attracted to the same gender. But still, America is a free country, and we have our rights.... plus, being a girl, prom is something we look foreward too!

    March 16, 2010 at 7:34 pm |
  258. Jasmine

    I think this is a horrible decision! Why shouldn't she be able to go to prom with who she wants? Everyone else can go to prom with who they want. Its only an equal right to let everyone go. And to cancel it?! What about the people that bought their dresses you going to give a refund?

    March 16, 2010 at 7:34 pm |
  259. Denesha

    Denying a person right just for a dance is wrong. The school district and parents said it would make other students uncomfortable. You pay for the ticket its your choice to go after you know the information that's been giving to you. Friends that happen to be girls will dance with each other at the prom anyway. Being gay is not a crime, so you shouldn't be punished like it is.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:40 pm |
  260. Lee

    Eventhough I'm only a sophomor I personally think it has nothing to do with same sex or opposite and i think most students won't feel uncomfortable to have the same sex going to Prom. Everyone has the right to do or wanted to so I think the schoool should have let her and her girlfriend go.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:43 pm |
  261. Denesha

    Jeffery government laws shouldn't be based on religion anyway. People don't believe the same things you do... So should some gays be punished for what they don't believe(just saying). To you being gay is in-moral, not illegal.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:46 pm |
  262. Ian

    This is a VIOLATION of our first amendment rights. We have the freedom to express ourselves. And for the school to clearly put in the regulations for the prom that the persons date "must be of opposite sex" is outrageous. So many people are sensitive to the subject.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:47 pm |
  263. alexa

    It's dumb how the shcool didn't get to go to the prom because of the opposte sex rule. We should get to choose who goes to prom even if they are the same sex. It shouldn't be such a big deal and it was wrong for the principle to cancle the dance for that reason.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:48 pm |
  264. Denesha

    Everybody who doesn't agree just switch they roles. What if two women or two men were normal. Wouldn't you feel upset, mad, and back-stabbed. I'm not gay but it hurts me to see how some people can be so rude and narrow-minded about somebody feelings. We can't be the United States Of America if we are not united

    March 16, 2010 at 7:50 pm |
  265. Emma

    I think that they should allow them to go to the proms because they have rights and if the other students are uncomfortable than they can just ignore them. (I can ignore my brother all the time. It is not that difficult.) I think it is not fair to same-sex couples to not let them go. The prom is a big part of peoples' lives.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:56 pm |
  266. Kylie

    The Prom is what every girl dreams of going to and I think it shouldn't matter who you bring as long as it is fun and everyone has a blast! Sure people may not like it but they can just ignore it, they don't have to look or pay attention to them! Anyways most people will be too busy dancing and having their fun with the people they like and won't care who's there or not!... I honestly wouldn't care who came or not, they're there just to hang out and have fun like everyone intends on doing.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:00 pm |
  267. RaeLee

    I think that is wrong, because i believe if two people love each other then they should be together it doesnt matter if they're the same sex . Its true love and should be left alone. It shouldn't bother you any way its their decision not yours. Love is love.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:05 pm |
  268. Kylie

    I think that it doesn't matter who you bring as long as you have fun and have a blast with the ones you want! Also you don't need to cancle the who prom just because of 2 people! There's more than 2 people at that school you know! The other people are out there bummed because they planned to go to the prom and now it's cancled and nobody can go! That's not fair at all for the rest!...

    March 16, 2010 at 8:06 pm |
  269. Rachel

    I can understand the basis of that rule, wanting only DATES to attend and not friends going together just to get a discount on tickets. Why they would go so far as to shut down the prom however is just silly. Why punish the entire senior clas by making them miss out on a huge tradition they have been looking forward to for years due to the orientation of 2 students? The school board should back off and take a class on the constitutional rights of American citizens.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:12 pm |
  270. Kimberly

    I don't think that the school has the right to say that gay's can't go to prom togther. I understand that the shool thinks it will make kids incomfortable, but it is still violates their rights.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:15 pm |
  271. Josh

    Everyone has a right to their own opinions, but I feel that this school is being very unfair.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:24 pm |
  272. tybeeithy

    Give the people some slack!!! what they choose today can affect them tomorrow! so let them choose if they want to laughed at. we should all respect others opinion. I'm not saying they should or not its just why should we judge someones preferred gender?

    March 16, 2010 at 8:29 pm |
  273. Benji

    The school is doing the right thing. Maybe not by canceling the whole prom, but by preventing a same sex date. It is morally wrong. But the rules say that you should have OPPOSITE sex dates for the prom. She should stick with what the rules are. If the rules said don't bring a gun (which they do) she wouldn't try to argue with that. Rules are rules, and you should follow them.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:43 pm |
  274. straberrey shortcake

    I think that on the schools behave they acted inmatcherly about the situation and that prom should not have been canceled, because of something as dumb as someone wanting to bring a person of the same sex to the prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:50 pm |
  275. Will

    If the same gender couple wants to go to the prom they should have to follow the rules like everyone else.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:53 pm |
  276. Montana

    definitely support the girl! it's wrong for the school to be doing this and canceling prom is dumb and how do they know if it makes classmates feel weird if they were to see two girls go to prom together?

    March 16, 2010 at 8:57 pm |
  277. anyonmus

    i think its not fair because alot of kids r bisexual and like girls and boys and if u couldnt bring your girlfriend or boyfriend i agree it wouldnot be fair because prom is like the night of dance lol

    March 16, 2010 at 9:02 pm |
  278. Jean

    I don't think that the prom should be cancelled because of a same-sex couple. That's called discrimination, it's not right, if someone feels uncomfortable because of that then they are just being close minded and moronic, it's a personality you're born with, not something to be ashamed of.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:10 pm |
  279. Gordy

    The Bible clearly states that homosexuality is wrong. If God hates it, then I hate it. If a girl takes another girl on a DATE, that could lead to a homosexual life for that person. We are all God's children, and we still need to do what is right in His eyes.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:16 pm |
  280. Jon

    The school was right to do something about it,as the bible says it is wrong to be with people of opposite sex,but they should not cancel it for all of them.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:20 pm |
  281. GMJ

    I think that the school is right. I mean all you who are saying it's okay are crazy. Are you going to take your same sex date to the prom? do you have one? I think not. think realisticly!!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 9:22 pm |
  282. Cold

    I think the school shouldn't cancel because of the same sex.I don't care if he or she takes a girl or guy with him to the Prom. Everyone have equal right.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  283. Ye

    I feel it was wrong because it was weird for girls to date girls or guy to date guys. It was stupid!

    March 16, 2010 at 9:32 pm |
  284. Whitney

    Being gay or bisexual is a very personal choice. Although the school does not agree with it they should not punish everyone for this one girls choice. So what if she wants to bring her girlfriend to the school prom. I assure you she will not be the only gay one there. People need to realize the world is changing and stop being so old fashioned. Homosexually is becoming more and more accepted. Personally, I do not agree with the girls choice to date someone of the same sex but who are we to judge? None of us are perfect. What makes homosexuality so much worse?

    March 16, 2010 at 9:32 pm |
  285. Alec

    I personally dont agree with same sex couples but after all they do have the right choose who they go to prom with.I think that the school went overboard with no prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:46 pm |
  286. Marina

    By not alowing students to bring a same sex prom date is violating student's rights to free expression. I personally do not agree with same-sex couples but for the school board to say "the same-sex couple might make others uncomfortable" is extreamly niave. Same-sex coupleas are becoming a part of our American society and no matter where you go they are present. When it comes to the school board canceling prom, they state that their reason was due to distractions to the educational process. They feel it's in the best interest of the district. The school board is responsable for the education, safety, and well-being of their students and they obviously felt as if this was being jeprodized.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:51 pm |
  287. Abby

    People have different feelings than others, and everyone should be able to express themselves freely. Canceling prom is not only unfair to the couple, but it is unfair to the rest of the school. As for the situation being awkward, everyone needs to just deal with people the way they are.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:54 pm |
  288. Pete

    I think that letting the same sex coupple go to prom is weird but notin order to cancle it.But I also think that the girls should not have been going around in the halls making a group of girls and guys to help let them go to prom. I mean really didn't you see this coming? I mean you go all over the news just to make a supportivve group. i personally think that they should have kept it to them selfs and not tol anyone they knew would go tell or they shouldn't have told anyone at all. 🙂 Thank you.!.!.!.!:P

    March 16, 2010 at 9:57 pm |
  289. Kasey

    Ok, look, the school said thst the 'gay' couple might screw up the education. Well, has it occured to them that they go to school every day, they've got friends, and, ehem, they do not cause distraction. Why do people look down upon them? What if you had a full fledged irish accent, sometimes people make fun of you, would they not let them go to the prom? Or what if you are a hermaphrodite, (not boy nor girl), and you had a boy/girlfriend? would they be allowed to go to the prom? Probably not. It is discrimination. That is against the law. I have stated my case.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  290. Kasey

    Oh and for the people who say "GOd states this, and GOd states that" well, what if yall dont believe in god, I know I dont, and if youre mad at me for not thats discrimination, just like theyre are doing to the poor couple, RIGHTS TO THEM!!!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  291. Andrew

    I think prom at that school should not be cancelled. I'm not gay but I think if someone is, they shouldn't be criticized for it. We are all human beings and the law says that you can marry whoever you want.

    March 16, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  292. *NiCoLe*

    Not letting student allow them to excpress themself the way they feel then that is wronge! People should not be be so judgemental. If they think diffrently then you should just let them be. Canceling Prom for that reason is wronge people all have different fillings and emothions when it comes to diffrent sex. But taking it out on all the other students because of the way people fell is wronge!!

    March 16, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  293. Hima

    the prom should NOT be canceled at all! The district is "protecting, " or "shielding, " the students from the outside world by canceling the prom because of a lesbian couple. If people feel uncomfortable, they are going to need to get used to it, because homosexuality is substantial in the outside world! Also, most people know about the same-sex marriages in Washington D.C, and the district, by doing this is contradicting progress in the outside world!

    March 16, 2010 at 11:16 pm |
  294. Amanda

    I think if you want to go with someone of the same sex, and they will not change the date back, you should just find a private party to host it. It shouldn't matter where it's being held or who is hosting it, as long as it happens the students should be happy!

    March 16, 2010 at 11:51 pm |
  295. Tiffany

    I think she is right to fight for what she believes in. She has every right to go to that prom with whom ever she wants to go with whether they be gay, straight, bi, purple, or orange. It is discrimination against students when a school does that. People here in Mississippi are to worried about their reputation and how others make them look. Ive dealt with the same kind of problems. The school officials might as well face it as well as the other students, there are gay people in this world and it might make them uncomfortable but oh well. There are much more important things to be uncomfortable over. They need to get over it before they end up with bigger problems. This girl has more guts than they do.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:54 pm |
  296. Chase

    That is down right messed up. What example are we setting if we don't let each other like or love who we want. Also it is just rude, unkind, and very disgraceful to others. Same sex relationships should be okay even if you don't believe in it doesn't mean you have right to take it away.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:04 am |
  297. Callie

    I think that people should be able to live the way they want to and not have people tell them how to live. people should mind their own business

    March 17, 2010 at 7:13 am |
  298. Greg

    Prom should not be exclusive to "religiously correct" couples. Prom is a dance for two (or more) people who want to go to a dance together, while still being in the company of their peers.

    Besides, at our prom, one man showed up with two girls. AND the guy was gay.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:41 am |
  299. Kelsey

    I think that both sides are over-reacting. The student had every right to take her girlfriend, but shouldn't have made it a spectacle. The school should either be a private school or abide by human rights. a don't ask don't tell policy would also have been acceptable, like the army an outdated discrimination.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:01 am |
  300. Rachel

    The prom should not have been cancled. I think it is unfair because many people look forward their whole life for their senior year prom. It is an important part of our childhood.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:15 am |
  301. Devin

    I think that the gay couple should have been able to go to the prom with the same sex.I think that they shouldn't have caneled it just because of that problem.If I was there, I would have change the rule to go with the same sex.That is their way of life and it is what they want.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:34 am |
  302. Karina

    I think that the school should not have canceled the prom just because one gay couple is trying to go together. If they want to go together, this is a free country. No matter the gender they should get to go as long as they don't do anything to disturb other kids, just like we expect of other couples. I think you should not treat them any differently.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:35 am |
  303. Korbin

    I don' t think it was right to cancel the prom, but i also think they shouldnt let to people of the same genger go together.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:41 am |
  304. Jeannine

    ...I believe that it is a person's own choice to be gay....
    So, yes I do think that it was ok to cancel the prom
    I mean.... it would make me feel uncomfortable with a same sex couple there....

    March 17, 2010 at 9:50 am |
  305. Ty

    I feel that they shouldn't have closed the prome just because a [gay] couple went, because lastime i checked this was supposed to be a free country were you could follow your own belifes, and i personal think that this is an act of descrimination. =[

    March 17, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  306. Tauni

    There is nothing wrong with a gay couple, if they want to go to prom they should. if people feel uncomfortable then they should leave and go somewhere else or look away. If prom is so important to them then they should forget that there is a gay couple there.Last time i checked this was a free country!!!!

    March 17, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  307. Anonymous

    i think that you should be able to bring whoever you want to prom and not have to make a huge deal out of it because adults can MARRY the same sexes.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:23 am |
  308. Ryan

    By canceling prom, the school has shot itself in the foot because now they're getting media attention, which is more attention than they probably wanted. If a homosexual couple wants to go to prom, then they should be allowed to just like any heterosexual couple. I'm sure the girl is receiving a lot of unnecessary blame for prom being canceled. That school seems to have some selfish motives.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  309. Franklin

    People need to get over themselves. They need to get it in their heads that other people being gay and having a relationship with some one of the same sex doesn't effect them. People should be able to do what makes them happy in life, especially if it is as minor a thing as who someone loves and wants to have a relationship with. Event (including prom) shouldn't be canceled because of something as minor as that. Things that aren't going to effect them shouldn't cause a problem. Im sure if they had still had the prom, letting this couple come, that they still would have had a good time and enjoyed themselves. They had to ruin all this just because they are judgmental.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:02 pm |
  310. ashley

    I think that you should be able to take anyone to prom, wether they're the same sex or not. It's your choice and the whole prom didn't need to be canceled over someone's date choice.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:10 pm |
  311. Maycie

    I think its wrong that they cancelled the whole entire prom just because of two people. If they really didnt want a same sex couple going to prom together they didnt have to cancel it for everyone. I think its very sexest and they should have let them go together. Its not a huge deal, its like two girls going as friends.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:11 pm |
  312. Gabe

    I understand that they think it might freak out some kids but were in 2010...! things have change and you must accept change!
    BTW Gordy, not everyone follows your religious rights!

    March 17, 2010 at 12:11 pm |
  313. Cole

    I think this a a big pile of crap! Just because this gal want s to take another gal to the prom, it doesn't mean that you should cancel the whole thing. Just think of another alternative to make it so this young gal can go to the prom who she is comfortable with! 🙂

    March 17, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
  314. Summer

    I personally think this is worng, you shouldn't cancel the prom beacuse someone wants to go with the same sex. It's their prom and they should get to go with whoever they would like. People can be bisexual and lesbian if they want. Homosexuality is a choise of their own... So i think that people should just leave people that are homosexual ALONE. Its their choise, not yours.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
  315. Selene

    Just because some people think it's wrong, doesn't mean that the prom should be cancelled. It's their life, they can do what they want to.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:13 pm |
  316. mack

    they should alow them to go because theres no reason to not let them go and it was pointless to stop the whole prom dance becacuse the school had a problem with two girls going to a prom together

    March 17, 2010 at 12:14 pm |
  317. kymberly

    The school had no right to tell the girl that she could not bring who she wants to the prom.
    and after all that they just choose no to have prom for every one.
    Its unconstitutional no matter what the bible says about homosexuality because not every one has the same beliefs.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:14 pm |
  318. leprecon

    I think they should just let her go
    What are they going to do that could be that bad
    They are probably 2 freinds that don't have a date and want to go with there freind
    If the other students dont like it then they can dance away from them
    So they r probably giong to lose this case the school is stupid

    March 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm |
  319. Angela

    I believe that the school should accept people taking the gender to the prom. what if they are just friends? The school is being sexist. You shouldnt have to cancel the whole thing because a student wanted wanted to bring a female to the prom. What if that person didnt get asked? They should just talked to them about it.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm |
  320. Mr.meow

    this is retarded i think its dumb that anyone would have to do something they dont want to do like take someone of the oppsiste sex

    March 17, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
  321. leprecon

    I think they should just let it go
    What are they going to do that could be that bad
    They are probably 2 freinds that don't have a date and want to go with there freind
    If the other students dont like it then they can dance away from them
    So they r probably giong to lose this case the school is stupid

    March 17, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
  322. Dr. Love

    If two girls wanna go out with eachother then just let them, other peoples private life is not yours.... so who cares, get life your own private life and move out of your moms house =)

    March 17, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
  323. Dannielle

    If the school says that they don't want the students to feel uncomfortable they aren't thinking straight. I for one always feel uncomfortable at dances in one way or another And I don't think that the prom would be any different. The girl that wants to bring another girl feels more comfortable with another girl. Yes other people may feel uncomfortable around that couple but it would make the girls in the couple much more uncomfortable with going with a guy and that may make more uncomfortable people. I also understand that cancelling the prom is like canceling a presidential oath to some of the kids. If they don't want her to come thats violating freedom and you can't cancel the whole thing for the other kids just because of one person.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:18 pm |
  324. Madisin :)

    Ok Well Jeffery March 16th, 2010 6:27 pm ET,
    Well I think that yew are WRONG! Because some people are gay and lesbeian and if yew are there is no affence to yew but as long as they arn't Like making Out in the school halls! i think that they shouldent have taken away prom just because of this! that is pretty umm whats the word? Stupid i mean i run into walls and i am stupid but that is wayy more stupid! ok well i am done
    PEACE!

    March 17, 2010 at 12:18 pm |
  325. Nancy

    What this school did wasn't fair to the students it doesn't matter if your date is the same gender they should be able to go no matter what.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:19 pm |
  326. alyussa

    I dont think they sould cancel the whole prom. I think you SHOULD go with the opposite sex. i think it is against god to be a lesbian. so yea they should just go alone and just hang out or something.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm |
  327. Jennifer

    I believe what this school district is doing is entirely wrong. Prom is the number one priority when students get into their senior year of high school, and cancelling it would be a total disaster. I think that everyone should have an opportunity to enjoy their one-time only chance at going to a Prom, no matter what they're personal life is like. I think that the school should have let the girl go to the Prom with her date even if her date is of the same gender. Prom should be open to anyone and everyone, and for that school's law to say that a person going to Prom must have a date of the oppsite sex is what I think to be against that girls' Constitutional rights.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:32 pm |
  328. joe

    I think that the gay-prom thing is very weird...
    this is a free country and I think the gay couples should be allowed to go.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:38 pm |
  329. Levi

    I think it was cancled because A the hanbock says you cant bring the same sex and because of budget cuts. Right in the video he says he was hoping that an outside bunch would hold prom.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:55 pm |
  330. Jack

    i dont think they shoulda cancled it..just for that reason. i mean if they really wanted to go somewhere, they could just had their parents bring them to another place. That or they should'nt of went there and said YES SHE IS MY GIRLFRIEND, they could of just acted cool about it and said yeah were just friends. But still you would cancel a prom just for that reason? thats just childish.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:57 pm |
  331. EMILY

    I THINK THAT THIS IS WRONG BECAUSE,HAVE A COUSIN THAT IS GAY AND I THINK THAT IF YOUR GAY,STRAIGHT,BI,ECT,
    THIS IS KINDA LIKE THE FIGHT BETWEEN THE BLACK AND THE WHITE.LIKE TO ME IT SOUNDS LIKE THEY ARE TRYING TO SAY THAT GAY PEOPLE SHOULD JUST HAVE THERE OWN SIDE JUST LIKE THE BLACK AND WHITE.I THINK THAT IT IS WRONG IN SO MANY WAYS...IT ISNT EVEN FUNNY

    March 17, 2010 at 1:03 pm |
  332. Dennis

    I say that the students should still have prom.Throw the handbook out! I think and fully support this girl trying to fight her way into prom. This is rediculous! I'm outraged at this.... Washington is excepting gay marriage but the school won't except gay couples? More and more states are letting gay marriage! I support gay marriage because if they love eachother they love eachother. If they want to be together let them be! Like I said I'm outraged!

    March 17, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  333. Neerav

    To the last comment by Gordy; I even find homosexuality wrong, but people have their own choices to make, and I don't think that the Bible says that we should pressurize people into making decisions they don't see fit. The Bible concentrates on being good, and I think that even homosexuals can be and are still good people.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm |
  334. tweetty

    i think that school is very wrong for doing that becuase it is none of thier bisness

    March 17, 2010 at 1:26 pm |
  335. Adryanne

    I think prom shouldn't have been canclled but the gay couple could have made some of the others feel ackward. Thats not very considerate of the others there. People should be able to choose how they want to live just don't force it on other people.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:33 pm |
  336. Avery

    I believe the school had every right to close the school if the girl had already known about the rule then why go on ahead. She has gone through two years of high school that rule was not just put there to block her and her girlfriend.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
  337. Avery

    The school had every right to cancel the prom. If the girl had gone through high school she would have know the rules. The rule was not just made to keep her and her girlfriend away.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  338. Chris

    I totally don't think that this is right. To say that having one girl go to prom with another girl will make things unsafe for the other students makes no sense to me. Is a homosexual couple going to present a threat to the other students attending the prom? Hardly. Some students may feel uncomfortable, but it isn't like those same students don't see the girls at school together. Saying that homosexuality is wrong won't change anything; it's always going to be there, and those who make those choices are going to stand by them. Trying to take away something like prom isn't going to make these girls heterosexual. I believe the school is going way too far.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm |
  339. shakai

    i dont think it's right for them to not let them go to prom. i know it's a little akward but still they should be able to go to prom.

    March 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm |
  340. marco

    whats the big deal it should not be a critical factor that two people of the same sex wants to go to the prom the school should be sewd BIG TIME!

    March 17, 2010 at 2:22 pm |
  341. Kayli

    Who do they think they are! So what if two girls of the same sex wanted to go to the Prom. I mean its the best thing about high school is the prom. Everyone should be able to go even if you like the same sex or not!

    March 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm |
  342. joel

    I think Gay people shouldnt go. It says in the rule book.W.W.J.D

    March 17, 2010 at 2:32 pm |
  343. Kelly

    This is stupid! Cancelling prom just because of someone's sexual orientation is rediculous! We are not living in the 1800s. Our president is black. We have made leaps and bounds in that sense why not this too? No one should be able to tell someone who they can and can't take to prom! The people involved should know that there are people out there supporting them. I by no means see eye to eye with the school!

    March 17, 2010 at 2:36 pm |
  344. Maggie

    NOOOOO!!!!!!!! sorry but i just get the chills when i hear about gay couples. They are distracting and i feel like they are trying to show off that they are gay because they always show their love when they are around eachother. It scares me.

    March 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm |
  345. Gargujuan

    Just because a person has a life and has free will to choose what they want to do, doesn't mean the school should let them ruin the prom for everyone else. A lot of people feel uncomfortable around homosexuals, especially when they get intimant. So I totally agree with the school, you have to draw the line somewhere.

    March 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm |
  346. MaryEllen

    I think that this whole thing is pointless. People should be allowed to take who ever they want to the prom and that is that.

    March 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm |
  347. Morgan

    I think it is wrong even though I don't agree with same sex marriages. Also why cancel prom for everyone that's just ignorant.

    March 17, 2010 at 3:03 pm |
  348. Lysa

    It should be okay for them to go to the prom together because it isn't fair to them they didn't do anything wrong to the people it is sexist.

    March 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm |
  349. kayla

    i think that this is very wrong. i dont think they should have canceld prom... there are more important issues that they should be worrying about instead of this ... i still think they should keep prom on.

    March 17, 2010 at 3:21 pm |
  350. Meekalika

    It is not prejudice to think that being homosexual is gross-it just wouldn't be fair to most of the students at the school if they had to deal with being around a same sex couple. Majority always rules–and if people think it shouldn't, then where would we be today? I am personally against gay rights, but that has nothing to do with the fact that i say that gays should not be allowed...but it would be better to allow gays in than to cancel the entire dance!

    March 17, 2010 at 3:28 pm |
  351. Zilly

    Whoever people want to bring they should be able to bring them the school shoulndt worry its not like they are contagious

    March 17, 2010 at 3:46 pm |
  352. thomas

    well you cant really stop anyone from having to bring some one with the same sex . I think it well be fair if the school canclles prom if they want a good time

    March 17, 2010 at 3:59 pm |
  353. Alex "John Luke" Prickard

    I am the captain of the star trek space ship

    March 17, 2010 at 3:59 pm |
  354. Brent

    im gay and i think that gays shold be able to go to prom

    March 17, 2010 at 4:01 pm |
  355. Tracy

    Honestly what they should do is if -SOMEONE- is uncomfortable about the couple maybe they should have 2 activities. one for people who are fine with the couple and ones who may feel uncomfortable. that way nobody is hurt. But why cancel and thing -THAT- important

    March 17, 2010 at 4:10 pm |
  356. Jason

    IM GAY and if i went to that school id want to beable to go with my boy friend. its so stupid they wouldnt let me go if i went to that school at my school you cant go strait or gay.

    March 17, 2010 at 4:11 pm |
  357. thomas

    joel the reasen they go out is they love each outher

    March 17, 2010 at 4:15 pm |
  358. Nick

    This is cross and you should of banned those two girls and juist go on ok you don't have to cancel prom! It is simple juist get rid of them and go on!

    March 17, 2010 at 4:16 pm |
  359. Travis

    The question here is not a moral one on whether same sex should be allowed. The student in question should have known about the rule and was probably informed before the dance was cancelled. Also, prom there was not cancelled because the student wanted to go with her same sex partner; it was cancelled because of the backlash of the student when the school decided to enforce their rule. If the student had just agreed with the school's decision and had not made a big deal over it then everyone else would still have prom. Basically, she ruined it for everyone else because she couldn't have what she wanted, man do I feel bad for her.

    March 17, 2010 at 4:27 pm |
  360. Shane

    Why cancle prom if the gay couple are the ones who caused it they should just get kicked out o the prom.

    March 17, 2010 at 5:38 pm |
  361. ben

    I seriously don't know what side to pick, but I do think that canceling the prom and the girl suing the school is WAY TOO FAR. The students and teachers need to work it out, not go back and forth.

    March 17, 2010 at 6:05 pm |
  362. Heaven

    I think that the gay couple has every right to go to the dance together. I think that it would be just the same if a set of friends that are both the same sex would go. It was also unfair for them to change the day of the dance because almost every student was wating for this special night.

    March 17, 2010 at 6:51 pm |
  363. Christina

    The students should have been able to go to prom like everyone else. Just because they are different doesn't mean they should be treated any different.

    March 17, 2010 at 6:54 pm |
  364. KENNETH

    I THINK THAT THE HIGH IS JUST BEING RUDE IF GAYS WANT TO GO TO PROM TOGETHER THEY SHOULD. THE JUST BEING RUDE IF BOYS AND GIRLS WANT TO OUT WITH THE SAME SEX LET THEM.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
  365. nana

    i think that the principal should regreat what he/she did because student grades is their privacy. even though some parents don't care if their child/children do their homework.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:43 pm |
  366. Alexa

    It was very wrong for them to cancel prom over a gay couple.
    If they were really opposed to this, they could just tell them they couldnt bring each other, but to cancel the whole prom! It wasnt worth it. Free country.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:45 pm |
  367. Ashley

    My question is why is there even a rule about taking a same sex partners in the first place? Schools shouldnt be involded with who a person likes becuase it is a personal thing and not the schools problem/concern. I think the school should have the prom and the gay couple should go!

    March 17, 2010 at 7:47 pm |
  368. Gigi

    I think the school is being wrong because you should be able to bring whom ever you like to prom . It might be dastacting to other people but they are just gonna have deal with it that is who they like so that is who they should bring to prom. Personaly I think that you should be able to go to prom with the same "sex" .

    March 17, 2010 at 8:30 pm |
  369. Sam

    I have to agree with the school because it would be very distracting to see two people of the same sex together. They shouldn't be sueing over a silly little thing. They can throw a differant party but don't go to prom because everyone is going to feel very uncomfortable with them there. It may aslo be that the school was in finantial trouble. Having a gay couple there would take the fun out of the whole event.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:34 pm |
  370. Christine*

    It is not the other childrens choice to ban prom because of two people[of the same sex]. If someone has a problem they can look away or suck it up. They have no right to discriminate these people. They are like you or me.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:57 pm |
  371. Shayna

    Gay or Straight you should still be able to prom i don't think a school should cancel a dance especially prom; one of the biggest traditions in high school. I think this school should really rethink what they did and then they will get rid of the lawsuit.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:09 pm |
  372. Ame

    It's a form of discrimination to make a rule based on sexual orientation, and they shouldn't have had the rule for only heterosexual couples in the first place. Cancelling prom after Constance said she was wanting to bring her girlfriend just takes it out on the girls, because the student body will blame them... whether or not there's 'fund' troubles.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  373. Emily

    I think it's wrong to ban a couple from going to the school prom just because they're gay. It's completely unfair and it made it way more of an issue than it should've been by canceling the prom. Stop drinking that haterade and embrace the fact that we're in the 21st century and it's okay to be gay.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  374. fernando

    everybody has the has the right to go it doesn't mater if you are gay or lesbian you can still attend there school dance so they should get sue

    March 17, 2010 at 11:38 pm |
  375. annoyomus

    I really dont believe that the school cancled that prom for any financial reasons! simply because people are [still] very ignorant about same sex relationships! They dont really know what they are talking about when they talk about gay or lesbian couples!

    March 18, 2010 at 1:10 am |
  376. jeffrey

    I think that you should be allowed to take somebody of the same gender it doesnt matter well that is what i think...

    March 18, 2010 at 7:53 am |
  377. jarret

    those people are rong becouse they should have let the gay couple in becouse they are like every body else wanting to have a good time.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:38 am |
  378. cynthia

    i think gay couples should not go it will be ruining the fun

    March 18, 2010 at 9:27 am |
  379. shane

    i dont think that it really matters because when people show up to prom they will dance with the same sex. It doesnt really matter if they go with the same sex unless they do thing together that people would not like

    March 18, 2010 at 10:13 am |
  380. Caleb

    I simply consider same-sex attraction to be wrong. If you have it, you need help. Humans are built a certain way, and that is not compatible with it. Get counseling, take an opposite-gender date to the prom, and voila problem solved. Not trying to step on any toes here, but we all can and should stand up for what we think is right and wrong.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  381. Mister

    I personally do not approve of gay and lesbian couples, but my opinion should not sway a school activity. There are probably gay and lesbian basketball and football players and they are not forbidden from playing high school sports. I don't think the prom should have been canceled due to the lesbian couple...and we all know that was why it was canceled. I think the school was wrong in canceling the prom, even though I agree with why they did.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:26 am |
  382. STACE

    I think that its definitely wrong to even send out a letter saying that same sex coupes cannot go to the prom together. in most schools like my own go as a same sex couple to get out of paying the single price which is usually more money than going as a couple. i think is a violation of people freedom to say students or even people cannot participate in a even because of their sex. i think the school should get into a lot of trouble because their not only discriminating against a student or sexuality but lying, saying that they cut prom for budgets, what student will want to go to school knowing the faculty is discriminating against them? not cool!

    March 18, 2010 at 10:27 am |
  383. Ellen

    Even though I don't feel that same sex relationships are right, I think that those people are entitled to the same freedom of expression as the rest of us. Being prejudice against homosexuals is the same as discriminating against African Americans. I would be willing to set aside my differences for one night to allow everyone to enjoy the evening.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:28 am |
  384. Kolten

    Gay people are gay because they decided to be. If society wants to punish them then they have to live with it.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:29 am |
  385. cody

    I think that people should just be more accepting of others and their sexuality because disliking them and judging them Isn't gong to get rid of the fact that they are here and that there part of our lives. People need to stop being so judging and just live with it i mean if your not Gay or Lesbian then you don't have to deal with what they have to deal with and they aren't hurting you in any way

    March 18, 2010 at 10:31 am |
  386. Larissa

    I think that they should not of canceled the prom.They are not letting people show there real self.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:19 am |
  387. dakota

    i think that a same sex cuple has the same rights as a straght cuple and the school should mind their bissinis and every body should be able to go to the prom

    March 18, 2010 at 12:41 pm |
  388. Samantha

    I think it's terrible

    March 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm |
  389. Peggy

    My students feel that it is unfair to cancel the prom. The same sex couple should have the right to go to prom with whomever they choose.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm |
  390. vero

    idont think that they should care about what sex people are for them to go to prom,some people were born that way and let this be a free country.some people have a feeling that they are not in the right body so just let gays go to prom

    March 18, 2010 at 1:59 pm |
  391. Savanah

    It isnt right to cancel prom just becuase a gay couple wants to go. They are still dating just like none gay couples and they have rights to. We are all people and should have equal rights. I don't agree with same sex partners but however they can do what they want. Prom is part of high school memories and it is something you look forward to when your little until the day you go. Why should your dreams be wrecked because of they way you are.If theere was a rule against gay couples going then there should have been a rule against all races going to. The school was acting like they did when blacks were considered slaves. It is wrong to descriminate people by the way they look, their color, how smart they are, or anything like that and it sure is not right to descriminate them because of the gender they like.

    March 18, 2010 at 3:15 pm |
  392. Felicia

    As the handbook says "Nobody of th same sex aren't aloud to go to the Prom." So the that means a young men have to take a young lady to the prom and a young lady have to take a young men to the prom. Not he other way around where a young lady can take another young lady to the prom and a young men can take a young men to the prom. That is why schools have rules. And therefore students should abide by the rules and they will be no problems.

    March 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm |
  393. Peter

    It is unfair that same genders can't go to a prom because their gay. I think that people need to treat others (everyone) respectfully, nomater what race, gender, gay or not.

    March 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm |
  394. jacob

    human beings have the right to choose who they date,but the gay couple should not be allowed to the prom.it makes others feel awkward and might leave.the school is right to ban them but it was a total overreaction to cancel prom!teens look forward to it all month,so by canceling,i think they inspired some kids to leave that school.

    March 18, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  395. anonomus

    people should have rights so what if people dont like that kinda thing then dont come if you close a dance just because two gay people want to come then you shouldnt be priciple that is just a discremination

    March 18, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  396. fajamarah

    i do think it would be kind of wierd to see to girls together at a prom but i don't think it was the right response to cancel the prom

    March 18, 2010 at 6:16 pm |
  397. Emii

    Being someone who likes and approves of same sex relationships I feel that everyone is entitled to go to prom with whomever they choose to take be it a male or female!

    March 18, 2010 at 7:11 pm |
  398. Abby

    I don't think prom should've been cancelled, but I DO think that the couples of the same sex shouldn't be allowed to go. They would only humiliate themselves, and the school board is only trying to help them.

    March 18, 2010 at 7:54 pm |
  399. george

    i think that this is totally stupid its unfair just because she wanted to bring a person to the prom off the same gender!!!!!!thats stupid

    March 18, 2010 at 8:11 pm |
  400. Jason

    first off prom should not be cancelled because of one person.
    I believe homosexaluality is wrong and it disgustes me that our nation is heading in this direction, God created man and woman to reproduce, I like how my pastor says it,"if we put men on one island and women on another for 50 years what would become of our nation?" so if it takes cancelling student activities that I and those of my generation would attend do to homosexuality i support that

    March 18, 2010 at 8:56 pm |
  401. steven

    i think that the idea that no couple of the same sex cannot go to the prom is very dumb. like what if they were like that would they like it?

    March 18, 2010 at 9:01 pm |
  402. Kate

    I feel that this is not a fair situation. However, I can see why the school would make the call. I think cancelling the prom was a good choice. If a group of the same gender cannot go to the prom why should the others?

    March 18, 2010 at 9:01 pm |
  403. Zienab

    They shouldn't have done that to the students' prom. But, to file a lawsuit, that's unrealistic.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  404. Suzanne

    In my opinion, it's ignorant to dictate who students can and connot go to prom with. Even if a couple of the same sex were not able to technically "go together", it's not like they wouldn't see each other at the dance anyway.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:41 pm |
  405. Konnor

    This is another raeson I think the aclu is crazy

    March 18, 2010 at 11:36 pm |
  406. Shane

    Prom is not required by the school, and its an out of school thing so they dont have to go.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:45 pm |
  407. Emma

    I don't think it's fair that the school canceled the prom because a same gender couple wanted to attend. Anyone should be allowed to go to their school dance with whoever they want to. I don't think it's fair at all that they wouldn't let her bring her girlfriend.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:42 am |
  408. Savannah

    I think the school shouldn't have canceled prom just because of one couple. It isn't fair to be discriminative towards others because they may be a little different. People shouldn't care what others' sexuality is because it has little effect on what they do anyway. I can understand if it's a religious high school's prom because it may be against their views, but otherwise, a public school shouldn't be able to tell others what's right and wrong.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:49 am |
  409. kyle

    i dont think the school should cancel the prom cuz someone wants to take a someone of the same sex. its the persons choice and no one can change how they feel but themselves.

    March 19, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  410. adam

    i think that they should just let her bring her date. Also if its in the book then its in the book.

    March 19, 2010 at 10:56 am |
  411. Clarissa

    Just because they're gay. Wow, some people really are stuck in their ways. Let's put it this way, there is a growing majority of teenagers now that are gay-to deny that is to be ignorant. You can't cancel a prom because of a gay couple, or two gay couples, or fifty gay couples. I hope they win that lawsuit.

    March 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
  412. ???

    They did the right thing I am not a racist

    March 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm |
  413. Mauricio

    This issue has a "Hairspray" air around it. The world is allowing gay Marrige so why are you stopping students from dating who they want to. The world is evolving you can fight it but you will lose. The real problem is one the world has always had, fear. People fear that the world will change, they feared the world being round and what that would do to their life. People need to understand not run. The school ran from the issue but now they are forced to face it. Life will happen so face it world!!!

    March 19, 2010 at 1:56 pm |
  414. ajh

    I don't think the prom should have been canceled because a same sex couple wanted to go. The school board should have just talked to them about it. Not called it off because of two people. It ruined prom for all the students.

    March 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm |
  415. jona

    This is an outrage that should never ave happened, if the`re like that it`s fine!

    March 19, 2010 at 3:27 pm |
  416. Taylor

    I think that what the school did was wrong. Couples of the same sex SHOULD be able to go to prom together. It wont be humiliating for them because its their lifestyle choice and its what they want.

    March 19, 2010 at 3:32 pm |
  417. Summer

    I think it is not fair that the prom was cancled just because a couple was the same sex... If someone was gay or srate they still have a right to choose who the wanna go to the prom with...It does'nt matter if it's a boy-girl couple girl-girl couple or a boy-boy couple.

    March 19, 2010 at 3:57 pm |
  418. marina

    i think its completly STUPID of how they dont let the same sex go to prom together. Prom is about having fun and enjoying your self. Its the only school event where your having fun. Dont ruin that for students

    March 19, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  419. anna

    Students work sooooo hard to get good grade to be eligable to participate in end of the year activities. A rule where it states a student must go to prom with the opposite sex is STUPID!!! it sounds like the school is trying to be incharge of students.

    March 19, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  420. Brandie

    I think that if people aren't feeling awkward or starting a fight, then it really doesn't matter what you do

    March 19, 2010 at 6:05 pm |
  421. Daniela

    I don't think prom should have been cancelled. It isn't really fair , because anyone can have a date even if it means that you are going to take someone of the same sex. They are mixing a life style choice with something that has nothing to do with it.

    March 19, 2010 at 7:51 pm |
  422. Haley

    I don't think that they should have sued. It's just the rule.

    March 19, 2010 at 8:08 pm |
  423. Elijah

    Humiliation? Now, I'm not one who supports this either, but I don't see how they can humiliate themselves. All fruits have a flavor, no matter how strange it looks(Meaning: don't judge).

    March 19, 2010 at 8:50 pm |
  424. Sierra

    People should be able to express how they feel about opposite sexes, its like telling a horse not to go to prom with a donkey just because there different.

    March 20, 2010 at 12:13 am |
  425. Ashley

    I don't think prom should be canceled because a couple of the same sex wanted to go of course they probably don't want them to be stared at the prom.

    March 20, 2010 at 10:02 am |
  426. victoria

    I kinda agree and disagree with the lawsuit it is the law.But on the other hand if i was bi i would really be mad with them not letting me take my girl friend to the prom it is like two girls or two guys hanging out in public,or like to girls just normally dancing to have fun at a normal dance so i dont see why they cant go to the prom with each other.If people have a problem with them kissing or hugging or whatever in public it is just like normal people doing it so whats the big deal there people and were people you just have to relize thats how it is and get over it

    March 20, 2010 at 9:45 pm |
  427. sarah!

    I think it uncool to cancle a prom just because someone of the same sex whants to go to the prom together.You might as well tell them in their faces that they can't be gay all together...

    March 21, 2010 at 10:10 am |
  428. summer

    I think it is not fair for a prom to be cancled just because a couple who is the same sex whants to go to the dance together.To me it doesn't matter if a boy-girl couple whants to go or a girl-girl couple or even a boy-boy couple whants to go to the prom..
    So it really souldn't matter who gos with who....

    March 21, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  429. Cassie

    It's ridiculous for the prom to be canceled. Last time I checked, proms are supposed to be fun. Your sexuality should not be a factor- in my opinion, anyone who goes to the school should be allowed to go with whoever they want and are entitled to a good time.

    March 21, 2010 at 3:02 pm |
  430. Elizabeth

    I think that it is not fair for a prom to be canceld jus because two of the same sex is going together.i dont think it should of been canceled at all, if the High School canceled a prom, i would deffiniatly form a lawsuit.

    March 21, 2010 at 11:01 pm |
  431. matt

    I think they should of let them go. it does not matter if they like the same gender or not.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:15 am |
  432. Lauren

    I think that the school should not have cancelled prom because if two people of the same gender want to go to prom together, then no one can stop them because we live in a free country.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:24 am |
  433. Laura

    I think that canceling prom was unfair. If there is a rule that says girls have to go with boys and boys have to go with girls. I understand, but don't ruin it for the straight students.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:27 am |
  434. Talazia

    I think that canceling prom was wrong. Everyone else missed out on prom and they weren't gay. Although the girl was gay, she has a right to take her girlfriend to prom because it's a free country. They should have never had a rule about opposite genders going together.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  435. Lindsey

    I side with the student in this situation. I think it is absolutely ridiculous that the entire prom was cancelled just because of one gay kid. People should be able to go with whomever they want and not be persecuted for it. It is terrible that the school would be so opposed to it! They need to grow up and get with the time because there is a lot of gay people out there and no one has the right to tell them that they are wrong for who they are attracted to.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:48 am |
  436. Rachel

    I completely agree with the school. I don’t fly with same sex couples at all. It’s their choice, but God made us to be one man and one woman. Not two woman, and not two men. I personally find that kind of gross. I also agree with the school. That would be distracting to other children at the prom. What I don’t agree on is the school cancelling prom. I think they should have told the two girls they weren’t allowed to go to the prom together. They shouldn’t have ruined the fun for everyone else.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:49 am |
  437. Melissa

    I do not entirely agree with "same sex" relationships but there is no reason why the whole high school Prom should be cancelled for this reason at all. Instead of canceling prom, they should have came up with a more sensible solution such as taking a vote within the whold student body. That way if students really would feel uncomfortable in the situation, then they would vote to cancel, but if they didn't see a problem, they would vote to keep it going.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  438. wesley

    I don’t think that prom should have been canceled because if there school is anything like ours most of the girls dance with more girls then guys anyway what would it matter if they sign up together its not like anything was going to be any different prom is a reward that should not be canceled because of two people that is not fair.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:52 am |
  439. Cody

    Alright, this is a very complicated situation here. There were the rules by the school that there would be no same sex dates for prom. Then again, i believe that is unfair and ridicoulous to cancel prom for everyone, just because of one couple. Yes they have the freedom to show their relationship, but i think that since the school has had the policy in place the couple should follow the policy. It wasnt like the school changed the policy to get those two girls in trouble. If nothing else, just dont let the couple go, but whatever happens dont cancel the prom for everyone

    March 22, 2010 at 9:55 am |
  440. Megan

    I definately don't think prom should be canceled. Even if the school had a problem with the student and her date, they shouldn't cancel the dance. At my school, PDA is allowed, regardless of a person's sexuality. If people start doing something inappropriate or distracting, kick them out. Punishing everyone is not the solution here.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  441. mark

    I think its discusting and the school should retain their right to block some people from prom based on anything accept race really. If it makes the kids un-comfortable then do it! It goes against moral ethics and its pretty nasty to see too women "dancing." Conforming is one thing but still, its still wrong for same sex relations in open public and the same with other relations. no body wants to see you kissing in public. I believe that the ideal homosexual is brought on by the media, from the accent to the dress code. i think that they think thats how they should act (femine) and thats brought on by the media because whenever you turn on the TV you see it everywhere.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:00 am |
  442. Bethany

    I believe everyone has their individual rights and even if the school administration doesn't agree with her decisions and lifestyle, they cannot stop her from attending prom with someone of the same sex. Needles to say, I find it very wrong for the administration to cancel prom for everyone due to only one students controversial decision.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:02 am |
  443. Kasey

    I think that prom definitely should not be canceled. Just because there was controversy over one student does not mean the entire school should be punished for it. I also think that students should be allowed to bring whoever they want, because we are all equal under the law and should be allowed to make our own choices.

    March 22, 2010 at 11:15 am |
  444. Jack

    I may be a bit uncomfortable around homosexuals, but I do not discriminate, and this is WRONG. IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A FREE COUNTRY!

    March 22, 2010 at 8:11 pm |
  445. James

    If the school says only opposite sex couples, let it be. This is far inflated from what it should have become; just tell those girls to either not come or find male dates. But don't cancel the prom for everyone.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:57 am |
  446. Shelby

    I don't support homosexuality, but I'm not going to condemn anyone for being gay. That's completely unfair! Not letting one student attend because of their orientation is totally unjust. Canceling the ENTIRE school's prom so you won't have to deal with the "embarrassment" of two gay people there? That should be against the law. It's part of the freedom of expression to be gay or not gay and you shouldn't be punished for it.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:26 am |
  447. Kacie

    You should be able to go to the prom with anyone you want to go with. And so thats make noo sence

    March 23, 2010 at 11:48 am |
  448. jessy

    I think it's for the best because if they kept the prom going with this gay couple, it can influence others that it's o.k. to show sides that people aren't willing to find out about.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:53 pm |
  449. Alex

    I think that this is very unfair. Next they could say that you can only go to prom with your own race or something. It shouldn't matter if your going with a girl or a guy even if you are the same sex or opposite sex. No one can tell you who you should/can or shouldn't/can't date and/or take to prom. Gay people are in our daily life, we can't just think it's not there, we can't change it and we shouldn't try and take away their own life time experance.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:00 pm |
  450. Alicia & Mikala

    Just because a gay couple wants to go, doesn't mean they have to cancel prom!

    March 23, 2010 at 7:14 pm |
  451. Jordyn

    I think people should be able to bring anybody to the prom, same sex or not, it shouldn't matter.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:22 pm |
  452. Annabel

    I think that they should have told the student that she could either go with a group of friends or a different-sex partner, or not go at all. If there was a homosexual couple at my prom, I would be really uncomfortable and probably want to leave, but canceling the event altogether was unfair for the other attendees.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  453. Morgan

    These people make me sick. They are dicscrimanting students from the memories everyone will have. But because the school decided to cancel Prom because one student wants to bring her girlfriend... Thas not right. We ALL have a choice on who we a]want to be with what we do and ect. But this is redicilous.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:29 pm |
  454. Lauren

    Oh yeah, I TOTALLY agree with this (sarcasm). Next ban all bisexuals, gays, and lesbieans from going to schools!

    THIS IS SOOO SEXIST!!! YOU ARE THE WAY YOU ARE, ACCEPT IT!!

    March 23, 2010 at 9:15 pm |
  455. Alli

    The state's board of administration needs to get in on this and realize what impact this school's faculty is having on itself, the kids, and the parents. They're setting a terrible example for the kids: don't tolerate gay people and when there's a problem, give up and spoil it for everyone. I feel bad for the girls who wanted to go together, because that discriminates them and now a lot of kids must be mad at them. It's prejuduce, it's close-minded, and it's WRONG...and they know it!

    March 23, 2010 at 9:50 pm |
  456. Areeba

    I think that canceling prom is too extreme. this girl should be allowed to attend the prom with her girlfriend, no matter her sexuality. a prom is a prom, and it should not be canceled because of one students request, especially if that request can be granted very easily.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  457. Shannon

    I think that it was wrong for the school to close the prom just because some one wanted to bring a date from the same sex.

    March 24, 2010 at 11:48 am |
  458. cody

    i think canceling it was going to far but i think it would be different having 2 guys or girls at a prom together.

    March 24, 2010 at 12:31 pm |
  459. India

    I am disgusted! What has the world come to? People these days just don't except the fact that not everyone is the same. Segragation was not right so how is this? I think they should get sued . Just because you like the same sex doen't mean you should be excluded from an important moment in your life. It really disgusts me to hear that a group of kids are being discriminated because of their opinions and who they have an affection for. What give this school the right to mark these children as different? It is just not fair, it really isn't.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:10 pm |
  460. kayla

    i belive if u love someone that much u should be able to marry them I AGREEEEEEEEEEE they should not cancle it

    March 24, 2010 at 3:39 pm |
  461. Jenna

    They should just have a seperate dance for the people who choose to live their life as a sin.

    March 24, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  462. Grace

    That is such discrimination! Ugh this is what makes school worse all the judgement that gos around the halls of even my middle school its sicking! So what if she wants to take her girlfriend?Theirs nothing wrong with that! I say go her and her girlfriend and go all the other gay and lesbian couples who are brave enouph to admit it.

    March 24, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  463. ROSEDA

    I THINK THAT WAS NOT THE RIGHT TO DO BECAUSE ITS NOT FAIR TO OTHERS AND THE OTHER SAME SEX COUPLES THAT GOES TO THAT SAME SCHOOL. AND SHE HAD THE RIGHT TO BRING WHOEVER SHE WANTED TO GO WITH TO THE PROM

    March 24, 2010 at 7:45 pm |
  464. Emma

    Why do people have to be so racist? Why is it a problem for people to be homosexuals? It's just not right. She should be able to take her partner to the dance without being criticized. I watched a movie and they still have segregated proms in Mississippi. There is nothing people can do to stop others from being homosexual.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  465. Perham

    This is so sexist. The school shouldn't be able to cancel it just because, a gay couple wants to go. Its like your punishing them for being gay. The people on the school board are sexist pigs who don't want a gay couple to "interupt" their dance. Its just wrong in my opinion.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:21 am |
  466. Tyler

    Everyone should be able to go to the dance because it is our reward after we work hard for so long.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:31 am |
  467. Ashleigh

    I think shouldnt cancle the dance just cause a girl wanted to take another girl to the dance they should have just separted the dance instead of just cancleing the dance and makeing the other kids suffer.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:38 am |
  468. sadie

    they could have just had two different proms one for gays and one for straight people

    March 25, 2010 at 8:42 am |
  469. Nyrisa

    i think that everybody should be able to go to the prom and do what they want to. if the same sex couple wanna go to the prom they should go

    March 25, 2010 at 8:44 am |
  470. keyana

    I think that the prom should'nt have been canceld because of one person wanting to bring there girlfriend because it's not only her prom it's everyone's prom.

    March 25, 2010 at 9:34 am |
  471. Olivia

    This school has no right to humiliate two students like that. This event will cause psychological damage on that couple. I dont endorse gays or lesbians, but I do endorse classy, moral, behavior and this schoool is being a bad example. If you don't want them there or causing problems ban them. Let the other students go on, they should not be punished, because now they will harrass that couple. I understand the situation, but the punishment must fit.

    March 25, 2010 at 9:44 am |
  472. erik

    i think it may need more homework!!!!

    March 25, 2010 at 10:51 am |
  473. Jared

    Well, personally I wouldn't want my prom to be cancelled...especially on my senior year in high school. It is wrong.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:33 am |
  474. Stephanie

    i am a lesbain too, and the fact that she has taken this whole thing so far diqusts me. The school told her no. she needs to get use to the fact that people will tell you no in your life. Things aren't always what you want them to be.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm |
  475. robert

    I think its bad .

    March 25, 2010 at 1:51 pm |
  476. Jillian

    I dont think it was fair for the prom to be cancelled on the account of one person. I can see where some students and staff would be uncomfortable but i think if the class putting on the prom took a vote then they should be able to go as dates even though they are gay.

    March 25, 2010 at 2:03 pm |
  477. Amy

    I think that if they want to be with that person they should be aloud. Don't let the bars of teachers and parents slow them down! I am all go for the rights of same sex marrige. If ou want to go to the prom with that person, so be it just don't cancel the prom for any stupid reason like that!

    March 25, 2010 at 3:42 pm |
  478. Amanda

    why is it wrong for a girl to have a girlfriend? I mean, really? I truly think it was wrong to cancel the PROM because a girl wanted to bring her girlfriend. And seriously this is so sexist!

    March 25, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
  479. Zach

    While I agree with some that just because you are openly gay shouldn't stop you from going to the prom, I feel that it wasn't really fair canceling the prom. Sure, it will be a distraction to some, but hey, we're all people, aren't we? If you wanted to keep same sex couples from coming, then you have a very wicked mind.

    March 25, 2010 at 7:36 pm |
  480. Jared

    ok, being gay is wrong. thats all there is to say god made man and woman not two men or two women. i just think its wrong

    March 25, 2010 at 8:20 pm |
  481. Erin!

    I think the school should get with the times. This is like sexual discrimination. How is not letting a lesbian girl not bring her girlfriend any different than not letting her bringing her black/asian/different boyfriend? It's all discriminating against something different.

    March 25, 2010 at 9:19 pm |
  482. Jaevyn

    Why did she even ask, she should have kept her mouth close and just went to the prom with her girlfriend. People would have thought that they were just friends dancing.

    P.S. Carl PLEASE STOP WITH THOSE CRAZY PUNS!!!!!! 🙂

    March 25, 2010 at 9:46 pm |
  483. zachary

    I think that they should be able to choose there life and who they want to go to the prom with with man and or woman prom is a privilege not something taken away because of something like that

    March 25, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  484. Lilly

    Prom should not have been cancelled. All students have equal rights. Besides, most of them are exposed to worse things than a "girl-girl date" at prom.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  485. Geoffrey

    Actually banning her from attending prom or canceling prom because of the protesting is such a serious thing for one gay couple. They should be allowed to go if they want to, or the prom should state why they cannot go with a reason that is satisfactory to all involved parties. Simply canceling this anticipated event is unfair to all others and discriminating in a homophobic manner towards the couple.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:06 pm |
  486. Aditya

    I do not think this is right, but however she does have a point. They can go as friend's, but not together together.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:46 pm |
  487. Leslie

    some people think its bad but hey its their life not ours and they should have not canceled the prom that was just wrong

    March 26, 2010 at 9:18 am |
  488. chelsey

    i think that it is fair because like everyone else is saying girls dance with other girls anyway its not like there going to turn everyone gay or do sexual things at the prom they shouldn't have canceled it because of them anyway

    March 26, 2010 at 9:57 am |
  489. Lenore

    This is CRAZY!! Gay people should be able to go to the prom!! If they weren't supposed to be gay God wouldn't have made them that way, but God did!! They should be able to go out into public and express them selves, not who people want them to be!! They're gay, let them be gay!!

    March 26, 2010 at 1:48 pm |
  490. chesnick

    i think that the school is taking it to far.Because everyone should go to there prom wit out being harass by people.let them have fun.

    March 26, 2010 at 2:48 pm |
  491. Brittney

    I think people should have the right to date whoever they want same sex or not.The principal had no right to cancel the prom just because of a same sex couple.If the couple paid to go to prom and there were no rules against it in the student handbook the principal should have let them go.

    March 26, 2010 at 2:48 pm |
  492. McKayla

    I think that is absolutely the way it should go. It is absolutely crazy to go to a prom and see same-sex couples. It isn't against the constitution! Go for it, don't have that prom. A prom is for straight couples to have fun and not for them to be disgusted by seeing same-sex couples.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:38 pm |
  493. Jacob

    Why is it so wrong for a girl to have a girlfriend. Is it wrong for me to have a boyfriend. She should go to the prom with who ever makes her happy. That is what I will do when it come to me going to one. If I go with a man and the school stops me then I will sew too. It is unfare to everyone that likes the same sex.

    March 26, 2010 at 8:12 pm |
  494. Elisha

    They should not have canceled prom because the person is bringing her girlfriend. I thought your were allowed to bring whoever yo want, or is the school trying too control our personal lives?

    March 28, 2010 at 8:53 am |
  495. savannah

    Omg that is just crazy i mean for one thing a lawsuit and then another thing a girl wanting to go with a girl that is just beyond crazyness. When I herd this I almost fell out of my seat people are getting crazier every year well I blam it on tv but exspecally teens are getting crazier but of just thought that this was a waste of time for this girl and she just wants attention.

    March 28, 2010 at 7:40 pm |
  496. Amanda

    It should not be up to the school to decide who a person can take to prom. If they were having money problems they should have addressed those problems first and then with the date problem.

    March 28, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  497. maribeth

    Why should the lady can't bring her girlfriend to the prome.

    ( I think if the law passed of women and men getting married why shouldn't these girls go together to the prome it's one night only and thire dream is at the prome you only live that one time)

    March 29, 2010 at 4:16 pm |
  498. Anonymous

    The prom lawsuit was the right thing to do because some people in this world cant stand differences thats what makes this whole thing sad sure its a little weird but if you were her you would feel the same way

    March 29, 2010 at 6:06 pm |
  499. Emma

    Students should be aloud to bring who they want to prom even if they are the same gender. It is a life style choice for these students and it is unreasonable that the students who choose to live like this can't do what the rest of the students are aloud just because of who they are.

    March 29, 2010 at 9:50 pm |
  500. John

    I think that she should get to take her girlfriend to prom, if she wants to. Who cares if it makes anyone uncomfortable . if they don’t like it then. if that what they want to do then just let them.

    March 30, 2010 at 9:46 am |
  501. ME

    Our school doesn't allow same sex couples to attend prom together neither did my school previous to the one i go to now.
    they can tell us who we can and cant marry they tell us who we can and cant go to prom with, but they cant tell us who we can and cant love that's were their controlling same sex couples hits a wall.
    if you're in love with opposite sex partners everything is great but when you love the same sex its NOT OKA?!
    we talk about being the free country the country of dreams and hopes, well i call it the country of let downs, hypocrites, and unwilling people!
    who cares if you're inlove with males or females, same sex or opposite, love is love and no one should try and stop it.
    we as people today, know many different ways to get around things, if you tell us no we're probably going to do it anyways, so let us do it with out the fight, let us be who we want to be.
    if you are a homophobic, than just stay away from homosexual people easy as that!
    if you didn't like peanut butter should we make that illegal too?
    opposing same sex marriage just seems like an attention getter to me, and attention getter to those who obviously don't know what love is, other wise they may just understand its invincible and saying no to marriage IS NOT going to stop a man from falling in love with a man or a women falling in love with a women!

    March 31, 2010 at 6:07 pm |
  502. Hannah

    I think they shouldn't have cancelled the prom just because a same sex couple wanted to go. But I can see why it would be a little distracting. . .

    March 31, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  503. Lola

    I think that what they're doing is sexually judgmental and that should not be allowed. I am not completely for gay couples but i still see how that wouldn't be fair. And i also think that the girl is right to stand for what she believes in but is taking it too far with the lawsuit..

    April 1, 2010 at 2:44 am |
  504. Rhiannon

    just because they are the same gender does not mena they should not be able to go to the prom together. how would you like it if the school called you and said ur son or daughter was not aloud to go the the prom. thats right u wouldnt like it

    April 1, 2010 at 2:31 pm |
  505. amanda

    for some girls you dream about your prom ever since you are a little kid. and i think you sould be able to go to your prom with whom ever you want. most people dont understand but even people of the same gender may want to go to prom to and they arnt that much different than staright people. everyone should have the same rights and not be objected for it.

    April 1, 2010 at 7:33 pm |
  506. KYLE

    I think it isn't right they shuold get to do anything they want its a free country they shouldnt get discriminated against.

    April 2, 2010 at 1:49 pm |
  507. roni

    i think it is ridiculous, like those kids don't see that kinda stuff on the streets anyways.People should be able to go with whom ever they want. Most people are comfortable with it and if they aren't, then they need to step into the real world.

    April 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm |
  508. Korin

    people should be able to go to prom with whom they want to. some people may not like the other gender. so they should get to go whether or not if its the same gender.

    April 3, 2010 at 4:25 pm |
  509. Zac

    I think people should be able to go to prom with whoever they want. I think that by canceling the prom will just make this a bigger issue in the future.

    April 3, 2010 at 7:02 pm |
  510. Aditya

    I do not think this is right. You can go as friends, but not together together. That's just wrong!

    April 4, 2010 at 2:38 am |
  511. veronica

    i would have to agree with "me's" earlier post. It may not even be love though, because these kids are only in high school, but either way it is wrong to judge people by what gender they prefer. Homosexuals have just as much of a right to attend to a dance as everyone else does. If the school doesn't like the idea then why would they allow homosexuals at the school at all. they seem as if they are trying to keep the other kids away from the whole idea. in reality, they aren't doing those kids any favors, they are just hiding them from the real world.

    April 5, 2010 at 8:40 pm |
  512. shelby

    I think that prom should have not been canceled because they wanted to go as a couple i think that that couple should have not been allowed to go as a girl girl couple! if i were there it would be really weird seeing a lesbian couple dance and ect.!

    April 6, 2010 at 9:46 am |
  513. MIKE

    Wow. You people think that since there was a couple of the same gender, you should cancel the prom. 2 PEOPLE! ONLY 2 PEOPLE! That affected what? 200-300 people? Was there any rule previously stated saying that two girls can't go to their prom? Im done with this

    April 7, 2010 at 8:37 am |
  514. RJ

    That was really stupid. It not only ruined it for them it ruined it for everyone else. I mean think about the seniors who never got to go. Why couldn't they have an Usher block the door?

    April 7, 2010 at 10:42 am |
  515. Rebecca

    I think that the kids that are suing the school are out of their mind. They have absolutly no proof that that is the reason the school canceled their prom, we are in a recession, maybe the school just didnt have enough money to have a prom this year.

    April 7, 2010 at 7:37 pm |
  516. Michael

    Why would anyone want to cancel prom? prom is the final dance of a school year if you are a senoir then u want to go to prom don't ? i think that a school canceling prom is just wrong i'm a jr and i've been waiting to go to the prom and now that i can i have a date and everything sure there are other dances but prom is usually when the girl want's a date and want's to be prom queen...either way a school should not cancel a prom

    April 8, 2010 at 8:53 am |
  517. Caroline

    I don't think it is fair that the school didn't let the girl go because it was really mean. People should be who they want to be and express that even if they are different. People fall in love with who makes them happy wheither it be a boy or girl and to tell an innocent girl that she can't go to the dance because she is going out with her same gender isn't right at all. I have a friend who's aunt got married to a girl and they have been happy ever since so I believe that if you are happy with the people your with than you should be able to have the same rights as everyone else.

    April 8, 2010 at 1:05 pm |
  518. Journie

    I think it was pretty offending to the two girls that wanted to go to prom.That is the way they live their live style. The school should understand that everyone has a right to attend prom. I support the lawsuit 100%. We are all humans just because they are going with the same gender will not hurt anybody, but canceling their prom is hurting all the other students planing on going.

    April 8, 2010 at 4:35 pm |
  519. Jose

    She has a right to go with whom she chooses. However, it's good that she has encountered this rejection, because if everyone were "gay", humanity would cease to exist in about 79-81 years (approximate life expectancy of a child born yesterday). There is good Latin phrase for this type of relationship, i.e. "Contra Natura". This of course means the obvious. It's not what Mother Nature intended for us.

    Being a Christian, quadruples that. It's not what He meant for us.

    April 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm |
  520. Lindsay

    I do not think they should cancel a fun rewarding school event just because a gay couple wants to go. They just want to be themself. After all the work that students do they deserve to have some fun. Also a lot of work goes into preparing a prom, so why waste it?

    April 8, 2010 at 8:16 pm |
  521. bri

    What i want from collge is a good exsperince that leads to a good job.My futrue carrer plans in volve being a infant doctor.Ibelive you should choose your school on wat best fits your needs.I do not know what collge i will e attened.I have a pretty good idea were i am going after high school.

    April 9, 2010 at 2:06 pm |
  522. Alisia

    I think she should be able to go to prom with whoever she wants too. she shouldnt be punished for what she believes in.

    April 12, 2010 at 10:18 am |
  523. Amber

    I don't think that it's fair to discriminate against homosexual people, but punish the entire school instead. That makes no sense and creates resentment. If the school board truly does not want homosexual couples to go to the prom, then they should ban them, not cancel prom.

    April 13, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  524. Julia

    I think that she should be able to go to prom with whomever she wants, and not be discriminated against it. I do not think that they should cancel prom just because of what the two people believed in.

    April 14, 2010 at 7:35 pm |
  525. Alison

    Ours is a not an egalitarian society. Maybe I'm treating this too pessimistically, but, that I know of, Mississippi has never been one for progressiveness. It's absurd that a school is willing to cancel prom seemingly due to a same sex couple. However, until we are less dogmatic in our beliefs and more open overall, it's not unexpected.

    Given, it is a school event, and as a government run program, public education should not bend its will for religious influence. To cancel prom for a couple who violates a line of Leviticus (which, as a whole, is maligned entirely in all Judea-Christian societies) is laughable.

    But this is America. We will defend our beliefs all the way to... alternative, parent-led prom.

    April 15, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
  526. Alison

    I think that the couple should have been able to attend the prom. The school board should not be able to say who people are or are not allowed to attend with. I think the couple has a right to sue. The prom should not be cancelled because of this. Cancelling the prom would be unfair to the other students at the school.

    April 15, 2010 at 12:13 pm |
  527. Lynsi

    I agree with the student. It is wrong for the school to not let them attend the prom just because they are gay. I don’t think they should have banned them or cancelled the prom because its discrimination against homosexual individuals. There is no “normal” sexuality. If you like the same sex you should be just as happy going to your prom as people that are attracted to their opposite sex. It just isn’t fair for those students to be discriminated against.

    April 15, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
  528. Stephanie

    I would most definitely side with the student, allowing a gay couple to go to the prom wouldn’t harm anyone. If they had just let them go to prom together then they wouldn’t have had a reason to be upset and protest, and that means the prom wouldn’t have been cancelled. I think that it was a huge form of discrimination whether the school had intended for it to be or not. What if the school hadn’t known they were a gay couple? And they just said they were two girls who were friends and planned to go to the prom together would they have been allowed to go? If so then it was extremely wrong to have banned them from the prom.

    April 15, 2010 at 12:19 pm |
  529. Anthony

    I don’t agree with same sex couples, and being a high school student it isn’t odd to see that sort of thing around school. So, I don’t think it is really about making people always feel uncomfortable, but it creates a lot of other awkward situations too. Do they let guys wear dresses? Do they now let women wear tuxedos?

    April 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm |
  530. Alexis

    I think that this who issue is ridiculous. A school should not have the right to ban same-sex couples. People should be able to go to the prom with whom ever they want. I don’t see why that is a problem. If the other students don’t like it, it shouldn’t matter because it is none of their concern. The other students should mind their own business and enjoy their prom.

    April 15, 2010 at 12:26 pm |
  531. Colby

    I think that people should be able to go to prom with whomever they would like. It is there life style choice. Though the school might have not been ok with it but there was no reason to cancel the prom. People that are gay should have the same rights at other people. Some people dream about going to prom since they were little now they can’t go just because there gay this is not right in my opinion.

    April 15, 2010 at 12:26 pm |
  532. brenda

    I think that the school should have prom. Its the girls first prom and she cant even have it because of just asking a question
    NOT RIGHT

    April 16, 2010 at 8:50 pm |
  533. Shay

    messed up.

    April 17, 2010 at 4:28 pm |
  534. Magen

    This prom thing is stupid. Now the juniors and Seniors can't look forward to dressing up and having a good time, that's what prom is all about and that is now taken away from them. If they have a problem for what people beliefs are thats wrong because now that right has been taken away.

    April 19, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  535. Michelle

    I'm with the kids here. They have the right to choose who they want to go with. The school should allow it and just not go into personal buisness.

    April 20, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  536. jordyn

    the prom thing is wrong. in high school that is what the kids look forward to do. now they can not have prom anymore. for juniors and seniors they like to remember this time forever, but now they cant.

    April 20, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  537. matt

    the gay people shopuld be able to go because being gay is ok

    April 20, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  538. Mikayla

    I side with the kids! I can't belive a school would tell kids they can't go to the dance because they're gay. SO? it's their choice also why ruin it for everyone else? they had to cancell the WHOLE dance it is the most ridiculous and upsurd thing I have ever heard I will NEVER attend that school. I Feel they are discouraging them from doing whatever they want. It makes me VERY anger to hear that.

    April 20, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  539. charlie

    i think they shouldint be aloud cause they are so very gay

    April 20, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  540. molly

    i thin they should be able to go to the prom. Just because they are gay does not mean they can't go to the prom. People go out and date people in public so why can't they go out in public and date. They are people not aleins are animals. they are allowed to go to people resterants and people public transpertation so they should be able to go to a people dance.

    April 20, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  541. Kylie

    I think the school shouldn't of cancelled prom. This is what they look forward for when they were younger.

    April 20, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  542. allie

    PROM SHOULD NOT BE CANCELED, PROM IS MY AND EVERYONES DREAM, SO WHAT IF ONE COUPLE IS GAY GET OVER IT LET THEM HAVE PROM. DONT CRUSH THEIR HOPES AND DREAMS.

    April 20, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  543. Cobe

    it is very uncalled for to call of the prom because a gay couple want to fit in. gay people shouldn't be decriminated

    April 20, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  544. Rebecca

    THIS IS A RIDICULOUS IDEA. IT IS NOT FAIR FOR THE SCHOOL TO CANCEL A PROM JUST BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE WANT TO GO BUT THEY ARE GAY. IT DOES NOT MATTER BECAUSE NOBODY WILL CARE BECAUSE THE PEOPLE MIGHT STILL BE FRIENDS WITH THEM. ALSO THEY MIGHT BE EMBARRASED TO COME TO SCHOOL AND THEY MIGHT SWITCH SCOOLS AND IT WILL BE THE SCHOOL'S FAULT!

    April 20, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  545. ali

    i don't think that it is fair that they took away prom because one girl was gay and wanted to take another girl to the prom. if other students don't feel comfortable, well they will just have to deal with it. what is wrong with one girl going out with another girl? if people think that they should of canceled it, then that would be discrimination against gay and lesbians. i am not one, but i will defend them.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:23 pm |
  546. David

    it is very uncalled for to call of the prom because if they want to be that way let them

    April 20, 2010 at 8:33 pm |
  547. amber

    i think they should'nt have proms if there are gay people

    April 21, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  548. Zachary

    I think everyone should be able to go to prom evan if your gay or lesbian

    April 21, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  549. Ethan

    Its just wrong everyone should be able to go to prom

    April 21, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  550. Bobby

    people should be able to be with whoever they want. they should never cancle an event just because they think somthing is wrong. but that couple may be happy together.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  551. Sara

    I think they should have the prom because all students deserve to have their prom night!

    April 21, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  552. Victor

    The lesbians should be allowed to go to the prom because they want to have fun.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  553. alex

    people can do what they want because it does not mater who you are or what you do.the board is not being fair to lesbians

    April 21, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  554. ty

    I thing gay people should have fun . The gay people have the to go the prom.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  555. sarah

    i heard her parents sued the school .then they held their own prom for the girls.i beleive the school should of just let them go , because it just caused the school problems

    April 21, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  556. delaney

    i think they shouldnt not cancell the prom because people should be able to express their fellings and who they like judging people is cruel

    April 21, 2010 at 11:48 am |
  557. Bob

    i think that to much texting will kill you literly driving lots of death so i think that to much texting is going on i send like 1 text a day

    April 21, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
  558. Jeremiah

    Texting maybe addictive. Texting has caused people to be fired from jobs, crash vehicles, and get lower grades. The rush is instantanious. Withdrawal symptons are present in those who are not able to text. However, this addiction seems only to effect the younger members of society. If it is so addictive than why is the phenomenon not across the board. I don't see a lot of seniors addicted to texting. Can you imagine if they were. OMG!

    April 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm |
  559. Dannica

    I think texting is addictive because once you start the messages keep going on and on and you won't stop the conversation. You might like texting and you will keep on doing it everyday. Also people get fired from their jobs for texting. Even if you are driving your car, if you are texting, you might get into an accident.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
  560. Maine

    I don't think texting is addictive it just takes self control to know when enough is enough.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:04 pm |
  561. michael

    No texting is not addicting its better than talking on the phone

    April 21, 2010 at 2:05 pm |
  562. Campbell

    I believe that texting is not addictive. I could quit whenever I wanted to. Just because I have my phone on me 24/7 and text during classes doesn’t mean anything. I text on the bus, text in school, text during lunch, text walking home, and I even text people that are sitting right next to me. I guess it really is an addiction, but I don’t care. It’s an amazing tool, and its fun to use. Also, you want to know what your friends are doing, that’s one of the main reasons why we do it.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm |
  563. sarah

    i dont care what you think, this is the truth. guys and girls were meant to be together, thats the only way to do it. thats why a girl plus a guy make a baby, you can't do that with gay couples. i dont want to be mean but that is just the way it is and i am strongly against same sex couples, and most other kids would be too if the media didn't cloud their minds into thinking its normal and all right. it isnt discrimination and it isnt naturally right!!

    onto the actual question,
    i do think the school is overreacting and shouldnt blame every student for two people's mistake.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:35 pm |
  564. Helen

    Canceling prom is the worst idea ever! don't u wanna have a chance to look back and say i had the perfect prom? Yeah, well maybe u get that chance. But those kids dont. You only get 1 chance at high school. No make ups, no redos. Dont u want that chance to be perfect? dont we all?

    April 21, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  565. Robert

    this is find because people are gay. its find

    April 23, 2010 at 9:44 am |
  566. sarah

    i side with the school because it is disturbing that if those two girls went.

    April 23, 2010 at 9:44 am |