A hearing has been set for Monday in the case of Constance McMillen, the 18-year-old rural Mississippi lesbian high school student whose prom was canceled because she wanted to take her girlfriend. The ACLU of Mississippi is suing the Itawamba School District on behalf of McMillen.
The AP reports: "In the court documents, McMillen said Rick Mitchell, the assistant principal at the school, told her she could not attend the prom with her girlfriend but they could go with 'guys.' Superintendent Teresa McNeece told the teen that the girls should attend the prom separately, had to wear dresses and couldn't slow dance with each other because that could 'push people's buttons,' according to court documents."
Last week, the school district announced it canceled its prom due to "distractions." The ACLU lawsuit seeks to force the district to hold the April 2 prom for all students, although plans are underway for a private dance.
In related news: McMillen appeared on Michelangelo Signorile's Sirius radio show on Tuesday and revealed her mother is lesbian. Listen to that interview HERE. And the Facebook group launched in support of McMillen has more than 327,000 fans. And over the weekend, McMillen appeared on "The Wanda Sykes Show" and was invited to present a GLAAD Award to Wanda in April.