JACKSON, MS (AP) - At least one supporter has offered to help a lesbian student and her classmates hold an alternate senior prom after her Mississippi school district canceled the dance rather than allow Constance McMillen to take her girlfriend.
New Orleans hotel owner Sean Cummings says he was so disappointed with the school board's decision that he offered to transport the students from Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton in buses to the city. He says he would host a free prom at 1 of his properties.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Oxford yesterday on behalf of the 18-year-old. McMillen says she faced some unhappy classmates after the Itawamba County School District said it wouldn't host the April 2 prom.
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