Education

Same-Sex Couple Barred From Prom

By Mary-Ellen Phelps Deily — April 27, 2007 1 min read

The Boston Globe is reporting on a Massachusetts teen who has been barred from bringing a woman as her date to the prom at her Catholic high school. Officials at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, Mass., say that same-sex couples are not allowed at the prom. Student Rosanne Strott says she’s being discriminated against because she is bisexual. George A. Milot, superintendent of schools in the Diocese of Fall River says that is not the case. “The school has the right to make rules in the best interests of the students. We teach tolerance towards people who may be gay. That is not the issue at all. That’s the confusion. It’s against gay sexual activity.” Strott says she doesn’t feel the school’s decision is fair, but she plans on attending the prom anyway—by herself.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.