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Alabama school backs down over lesbian’s prom date

PinkNews Staff Writer November 12, 2009

An Alabama school which cancelled its prom after a lesbian student asked to bring a date has reversed its decision.

Cynthia Stewart, 17, was told the prom was cancelled because she had asked to bring her girlfriend but Tharptown High School has now relented after intervention from the American Civil Liberties Union.

According to Associated Press, assistant superintendent Donald Borden announced yesterday that Stewart’s date must be vetted because she lives outside the school district.

He added that if she is approved, both girls will be allowed to attend the event together in March.

Stewart is a member of the prom committee. She had raised $200 dollars for the event and thought of the theme.

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