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Special Prom Event Falls Short for Lesbian High School Student

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After much controversy surrounding a lesbian student who wanted to take her girlfriend to the prom, a special senior prom event, created for her and her date, falls short.

Constance McMillen said she was one of only seven students to show up at a private event chaperoned by school officials last Friday night.

The 18 year old said the rest of her peers went to another private event where she wasn't invited.

Her case drew national attention after she and the ACLU challenged the Itawamba County School District's rule that banned same-sex prom dates and a requirement that only male students wear tuxedos.

McMillen wanted to escort her girlfriend to the event and wear a tuxedo.

The ACLU believes the private prom where McMillen was invited was a decoy to keep her from attending the other party.

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