Classmates were into it. Administration, not so much.
Staffers at Foothill High School in Redding, California are decidedly against the idea of a lesbian couple being Prom Queen and Prom Queen.
Jim Bartow, principal of the high school, says allowing two prom queens would amount to gender discrimination and violate federal law.
16-year-old Hayley Lack and her girlfriend have since rounded up over 100 signatures and written a petition urging the school to promptly change the rules.
Apparently the ACLU is looking into it.
Talking to The Record Searchlight, Lack says:
Their argument doesn’t make sense to me. We don’t need a female on the football team or a male cheerleader to be fair — why do we need a guy when the couple nominated is a female couple? … We’d rather just fight the battle for it and win so that future kids that are LGBT won’t have to deal with it. A queen and a queen can still rule perfectly fine…. A lot of discrimination has happened because of the word ‘tradition,’ in my opinion, in our history.”
Hayley Lack explains the situation in the video below: