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Gay student refuses to go to prom due to school rule

4 years 10 months 1 week ago Saturday, April 04 2015 Apr 4, 2015 April 04, 2015 4:28 PM April 04, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONROE - A gay student in Louisiana says she is going to skip her prom because the school principal won't let her wear a tuxedo.

Claudettia Love is a senior and one of the top students at Carroll High in Monroe. She says she was planning on going to the prom with a group of friends, but now they are staying away because of the policy.

Principal Patrick Taylor says the decision is part of the school's dress code and not anything personal.

Monroe City School Board President Rodney McFarland says it is discrimination and he will ask the superintendent to talk to the principal.

Love's mother, Geraldine Jackson, says Taylor told her faculty members said they wouldn't supervise the April 24 prom if girls wore tuxes.

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