Dress code

Lesbian student banned from wearing a tuxedo to her high school prom

What’s supposed to be a worriless celebration of her beautiful high school years is turning into another useless debate over how women are allowed to dress in public. Claudetteia Love, an openly gay student from Louisiana, says her school principal would not allow her to wear a tuxedo to her prom, telling her “girls wear dresses and boys wear tuxes, and that’s the way it is.” Claudetteia, a leading student at Carroll High School in Monroe, says that she would rather stay away from her prom than be forced to wear a dress, adding that she felt used by the school. “They put me in all these honors and advanced placement classes so I can take all of these tests and get good grades and better the school, but when it’s time for me to celebrate the fact that I’ve accomplished what I need to accomplish and I’m about to graduate, they don’t want to let me do it, the way I want to.” While the school’s head teacher defended the ban, saying it is part of the school’s dress code, the president of the school board disagreed and said what we were all thinking: that banning Claudetteia from wearing what she wants, is pure discrimination.

Read the full story at The Independent.

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