Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Stand with Constance!

I don't know if you've heard of poor Constance or not.  This just broke my heart when I heard about this yesterday.  I came across this petition supporting her, that will be sent to her County School Board.  I wanted to pass along the opportunity to everyone to stand with Constance and sign the petition. 

Here is what the petition says.

Click here to sign the petition.

Constance sent to "fake prom" while the rest of the class has a secret prom!

They canceled the prom to keep Constance from taking her girlfriend to prom.

They went to court to defend their bigoted policy.

Then they sent her to a "fake prom" while the rest of her class went to their OWN prom – to which she and her girlfriend weren't invited.

You heard right. Parents in Constance McMillen's Mississippi town organized a prom at a secret location, while she and her girlfriend were sent to a "prom" at a different venue – with just five other students.

Stand with Constance! Sign the petition condemning the irresponsible actions of the Itawamba County School Board.

Petition to the Itawamba County School Board

To Whom It May Concern:

I stand with Constance McMillen.

Your actions -- not only to cancel the prom, but to allow a private prom to which Constance and her girlfriend were not invited -- are truly beyond the pale. The court order relied on your assertion that Constance would be "welcome and encouraged to attend" the private prom, Clearly she wasn't.

With my signature today, the Human Rights Campaign is sending "Welcoming Schools," a resource for school administrators who want to strengthen their schools by preventing gender stereotyping and bullying. I hope you read it.


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