GIRL IN SUIT LAUNCHES SUIT BECAUSE HER SUITOR WAS THE WRONG SUIT TO SUIT STUFFED SHIRTS

From THE TORONTO SUN:

All she wanted to do was take her girlfriend to the prom like any other gay American high-schooler. But after her Mississippi high school cancelled prom rather than allow Constance McMillen and her girlfriend to attend as a couple, the American Civil Liberties Union stepped in Thursday to file a lawsuit against the school.

The ALCU alleges the actions of Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, Miss., are a violation of the student's right to freedom of expression, and has asked the U.S. District Court in the state to reinstate the prom.

“All I wanted was the same chance to enjoy my prom night like any other student,” McMillen, 18, said in an ALCU release Thursday. “But my school would rather hurt all the students than treat everyone fairly."

The ACLU says the First Amendment in the U.S. Constitution guarantees students’ right to bring same-sex dates to school dances, and cites previous court rulings that determined other parties’ objections don’t justify censorship. Furthermore the school further violated McMillen’s free expression rights by telling her that she couldn't wear a tuxedo to the prom.

A FACEBOOK PAGE to support McMillen's cause had attracted 7,400 fans as of Thursday afternoon.

COMMENT: For goodness sake, the woman is 18 years old! Look, I try. I really do try my damned hardest. But sometimes I just don't get the USA. Americans have taken the noble concept of freedom and perverted it until it means nothing more than a right to carry guns. They have somehow been been conned into giving up real freedom by being brainwashed into believing absolute freedom of speech is more important than physical, moral freedom. In Europe we have always concentrated on achieving moral freedom because we know that if you have moral freedom then freedom of speech just happens as an automatic consequence. If you allow people to act freely then you cannot stop them speaking freely. But if you allow people freedom of speech you can still stop them acting freely. All the major societal problems in US history have been caused by the fact that freedom of speech is regarded as more important than moral freedom. Think about it and you will see I am right.
















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GIRL IN SUIT LAUNCHES SUIT BECAUSE HER SUITOR WAS THE WRONG SUIT TO SUIT STUFFED SHIRTS — 21 Comments

  1. you wrote: “…sometimes I just don’t get the USA. Americans have taken the noble concept of freedom and perverted it until it means nothing more than a right to carry guns. They have somehow been been conned into giving up real freedom by being brainwashed into believing absolute freedom of speech is more important than physical, moral freedom.

    As an American let me say that I think that you understand America very well. All that I can add to this is “yes, it is all true.”

    And have you seen the nonsense that the Texas school board has been up to this week? I don’t know if it has gotten any coverage in the UK, but it is a goodie.

  2. If its like any dance Ive ever been to most of the women will be dancing with each other anyway. So what’s the problem?

  3. Yes, Boaz. But this is true in Australia because all the men are in one room and all the women in another. This does not happen in the rest of the world (unless your Muslim). Hey! Does that mean that all Australians are Muslims?

  4. I’ve lived here in the USA all my life, and to me, the whole place has gone verkakte. I don’t understand it.

    Ever since the Vietnam War, the whole country has gone funny in the head.

  5. I have no idea whether this will add to anyone’s understanding of the way Australians conduct themselves at parties, but can I say, hot damn, that Constance McMillen is hot. And she should well have been allowed to take her girlfriend to the prom. If the school has worked that one out, surely we’ve all taken a step forward.

  6. Constance, AND her supportive parents: Bricks of the Day!

    For goodness sake, the woman is 18 years old

    We’re sure of this? If so . . . then Wot Cathy Said:

    hot damn, that Constance McMillen is hot. ;-D

  7. Of course, women are beasts. For a start if they were more prepared to lay back and think of England on demand then men wouldn’t have to look elsewhere. So it is all your fault and I’m sorry I tried to stick up for you in the first place.

  8. No, honestly, the effort to speak up for us is appreciated, really, even if I am arguing with it. Really. And honestly.

  9. Look, if you sleep with them both, you find this out: men are pricks. And women are beasts. End of.

    Of course, some might say that’s what’s good about them.

    Sorry if this isn’t very theological.

  10. Thanks, Cathy. And I’m speaking from what I know I could be capable of if I wasn’t a moral creature with enough freewill not to act on every appetite.

  11. Sad to say, there is history here. When the courts held that school boards could not forbid black kids from coming or (god forbid!) dating whites, many Southern schools stopped school sponsored dances generally and proms in specific. They never learn I guess.

    What is interesting is that this is a tactic of the defeated. If they thought they could keep the lesbians out, they would have had the prom! The winds of change are blowing.

    FWIW
    jimB

  12. Think being pooped on with s capital S, Ellie. That will get us somewhere in the ball park, I should think–OCICBW.

  13. . . .to lay back and think of England on demand . . . .

    I suspect this doesn’t work so well with EEUU highschoolers. Sorry.

    Even if they could find it on a map.

    wv = klush
    (Yiddish for lying back and thinking of a foreign country)

  14. Yes to all of the above tho’ with a comment re what Jim said:

    “Sad to say, there is history here. When the courts held that school boards could not forbid black kids from coming or (god forbid!) dating whites, many Southern schools stopped school sponsored dances generally and proms in specific. They never learn I guess.

    What is interesting is that this is *a tactic of the defeated*.…”

    Could be. But seems to me there’s another side to the history of this. Principal cancels the prom so the kids will hate the girl not (justly) the principal. Divide & conquer, same as Romans in occupied Palestine hired Jewish tax collectors so the peasants would hate the tax collectors and not their true oppressors. Shalom.

    Francis sirfrATearthlinkETC

  15. Thinking, and waaay back to the mid-1970s.

    I don’t people had to name their prom date when buying two tickets when I was in high school. The first time, I know my boyfriend bought them; but the next year, he had graduated and was attending the U.S. Naval Academy, gracefully doing the honors as my date. I’m sure I bought the tickets – I was the legit graduating senior. I think it was rather like buying tickets for a movie: “two, please.”