Constance McMillen paid $35,000 after being barred from high school...

There are 20 comments on the Fox4KC story from Jul 20, 2010, titled Constance McMillen paid $35,000 after being barred from high school.... In it, Fox4KC reports that:

A school district in Mississippi has agreed to pay a recent high school graduate $35,000 in damages to settle a lawsuit alleging the district set up a decoy prom for a lesbian couple, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.

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fourleafclover

Lees Summit, MO

#1 Jul 20, 2010
I don't know which is more sickening, the sight of two same sex people kissing or hearing the name ALCU. Neither are natural. Gays want to rub their lifestyles in your face and try to sue when you tell them to keep it to themselves.
Tam

Tallahassee, FL

#2 Jul 20, 2010
fourleafclover wrote:
I don't know which is more sickening, the sight of two same sex people kissing or hearing the name ALCU. Neither are natural. Gays want to rub their lifestyles in your face and try to sue when you tell them to keep it to themselves.
Guess what, sweetheart. Gays have the same First Amendment rights as you. The same rights the ACLU fights for.
So unless they somehow violate your rights in some way, you really don't have any right to tell them to keep it to themselves.
Welcome to the marketplace of ideas, where even your misguided, anti-American, totalitarian point of view can be heard.
SLIF

Toronto, Canada

#3 Jul 20, 2010
fourleafclover wrote:
I don't know which is more sickening, the sight of two same sex people kissing or hearing the name ALCU. Neither are natural. Gays want to rub their lifestyles in your face and try to sue when you tell them to keep it to themselves.
What's sickening is straights like,Levi and Bristol Palin,getting a $100,000.00 pay cheque for giving an interview to a magazine.And we feel the same way about straights that keep trying to get into gay bars on the weekend.Go away.
valley girl

Sterling, IL

#4 Jul 20, 2010
Not the type of girl a guy would take home for Thanksgiving dinner. I'm just saying...

“Proud to be Mahu”

Since: Sep 07

Sacramento, CA

#5 Jul 20, 2010
valley girl wrote:
Not the type of girl a guy would take home for Thanksgiving dinner. I'm just saying...
Ummm... yeah, She wouldn't go with him anyways. She's a lesbian. Wow!
whatever

Grain Valley, MO

#6 Jul 20, 2010
fourleafclover wrote:
I don't know which is more sickening, the sight of two same sex people kissing or hearing the name ALCU. Neither are natural. Gays want to rub their lifestyles in your face and try to sue when you tell them to keep it to themselves.
You are one unbelievable individual. Let me guess, Your probably a klansman too. Its people like you that make this world a bad place. Here is some advice. Pull out the corn cob and face reality.

“Proud to be Mahu”

Since: Sep 07

Sacramento, CA

#7 Jul 20, 2010
fourleafclover wrote:
I don't know which is more sickening, the sight of two same sex people kissing or hearing the name ALCU. Neither are natural. Gays want to rub their lifestyles in your face and try to sue when you tell them to keep it to themselves.
Really, because it seems to me that every movie I see, every ad I look at, every story I read, every time I walk down the street... it is heteros who are rubbing their "lifestyle" in my face. You don't feel the need to keep it to yourself, I'll be damned if I am going to when I go out with my gf. And I understand why you would not like the ACLU, they protect the Constitution and American Ideals, and it is clear that being American is a concept that you reject.
Stealth

United States

#8 Jul 20, 2010
SLIF wrote:
<quoted text>What's sickening is straights like,Levi and Bristol Palin,getting a $100,000.00 pay cheque for giving an interview to a magazine.And we feel the same way about straights that keep trying to get into gay bars on the weekend.Go away.
Apples and oranges, Bill Clinton rakes in much more for speaking the same amount of time. Nothing illegal about $$$ for interviews or speeches! Did this lesbian do a speeking engagement?
SMH

Santa Clara, CA

#9 Jul 21, 2010
If she truly wants to make change at this school, she would donate the funds back to the school district for "education" purposes for her lifestyle. Bet she keeps it. Now the entire taxpaying population has to pay for it. She's very popular I am sure.
Stupid

United States

#10 Jul 21, 2010
Mississippi last in everything! Alabama is right behind them.
Stupid

United States

#11 Jul 21, 2010
God created everything on this earth. Gays are his creation, he put them here to teach you tolerance and you are failing miserably.
SMH

Santa Clara, CA

#12 Jul 21, 2010
Stupid wrote:
Mississippi last in everything! Alabama is right behind them.
Coming from SD that carries a lot of weight... LOL
Richard

Huntsville, AL

#13 Jul 21, 2010
Tam wrote:
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Guess what, sweetheart. Gays have the same First Amendment rights as you. The same rights the ACLU fights for.
So unless they somehow violate your rights in some way, you really don't have any right to tell them to keep it to themselves.
Welcome to the marketplace of ideas, where even your misguided, anti-American, totalitarian point of view can be heard.
"You really don't have any right to tell them to keep it to themselves." For someone who just attempted to use the first amendment for your own argument, you aren't very bright. I have the RIGHT to tell anyone to keep anything to themselves. Its all part of that first amendment you speak of. And God didn't put homosexuals on this Earth, our social norms have created them. Read Genesis chapter 2 before you quote the bible.

And schools have the right to determine what they teach their students. If a school decides they don't want to teach immoral behavior such as having sex with someone with the same body parts as you, they have that right.

You'll notice straight people don't go around advertising the things they do in their bedroom. I don't understand why gay people are proud to tell others what goes on behind closed doors. It does not matter what you do behind closed doors, but when someone comes out and puts their sexual issues (that should stay private) in the face of the public, it is the public's job to protect itself from indecency.
Luthais

Vicksburg, MS

#14 Jul 21, 2010
I am sorry that she has suffered emotional and social turmoil.
I am sorry that she missed out on a social event that comes only once in a lifetime.
I am sorry that even in this age there are still bigots out there that hold racial, sexual, and religious prejudices.
I am sorry that the children of that county will now receive a lesser education because of some misguided attempt to make things up to her.

While I am glad that she won and the school is being forced to adopt more tolerant guidelines, I disagree with awarding her any money. Maybe enough to pay for the attorney fees and whatnot, but the $35k is a joke. That money is coming directly out of an already sorely underfunded budget that is supposed to be used on educating children.
Seen Your Moment

Decatur, AL

#15 Jul 21, 2010
"...I won't ever get my prom back, but it's worth it..." McMillen said...

No kidding! For 35 large, I'd dodge the prom in a heartbeat.

I'm sure she'll keep the money, though - the blather about initiating societal change seems to make headlines, but has little practical application.
Big D

Terril, IA

#16 Jul 21, 2010
fourleafclover wrote:
I don't know which is more sickening, the sight of two same sex people kissing or hearing the name ALCU. Neither are natural. Gays want to rub their lifestyles in your face and try to sue when you tell them to keep it to themselves.
So she is fat. Is that why she is gay? couldn't get a guy
Luthais

Vicksburg, MS

#17 Jul 21, 2010
Richard wrote:
You'll notice straight people don't go around advertising the things they do in their bedroom.
Yes we do... all the time in fact. Well, I don't because I have respect for my girlfriend and I think some things should be kept private, but most men and women I have ever met are quite open about it.
Richard wrote:
It does not matter what you do behind closed doors, but when someone comes out and puts their sexual issues (that should stay private) in the face of the public, it is the public's job to protect itself from indecency.
This was not about some lesbian teenager's right to make out with or fondle another woman in public. This was about her right to go to a social event with her significant other, just like everybody else. There is nothing indecent about it.

If you want to complain about indecent public displays of affection, that is one thing, but gender and sexual orientation are irrelevant in that discussion.

Personally, I think homosexuality is disgusting. I also think onions, peppers, and mushrooms are disgusting. I don't think anything less of someone who happens to like onions, peppers, and mushrooms, nor do I think they should have any less rights. Why would I feel any differently for homosexuals? I have many friends who are gay or lesbian, and as long as they keep their sex lives to themselves I treat them as I would any other person.

Who are you to judge what makes someone happy? If they are not hurting anyone, leave them be.
Big D

Terril, IA

#18 Jul 21, 2010
Luthais wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes we do... all the time in fact. Well, I don't because I have respect for my girlfriend and I think some things should be kept private, but most men and women I have ever met are quite open about it.
<quoted text>
This was not about some lesbian teenager's right to make out with or fondle another woman in public. This was about her right to go to a social event with her significant other, just like everybody else. There is nothing indecent about it.
If you want to complain about indecent public displays of affection, that is one thing, but gender and sexual orientation are irrelevant in that discussion.
Personally, I think homosexuality is disgusting. I also think onions, peppers, and mushrooms are disgusting. I don't think anything less of someone who happens to like onions, peppers, and mushrooms, nor do I think they should have any less rights. Why would I feel any differently for homosexuals? I have many friends who are gay or lesbian, and as long as they keep their sex lives to themselves I treat them as I would any other person.
Who are you to judge what makes someone happy? If they are not hurting anyone, leave them be.
Everyone had a crumy prom big deal. i think everone should sue there school because of it! if your born gay deal with it! if you don't get your way deal with that to.
DR RUDLOPHO IV

Opelika, AL

#19 Jul 21, 2010
You people need a swift kick in the butt. The whole thing with the school system would have been avoided if they would have just let them go to the prom like any other teenager.

I mean seriously. What did this whole shenanigan do for anyone but alienate kids even worse and cost the school system money they didn't have to begin with?

Take a long look in the mirror before you judge someone.
Big D

Terril, IA

#20 Jul 21, 2010
DR RUDLOPHO IV wrote:
You people need a swift kick in the butt. The whole thing with the school system would have been avoided if they would have just let them go to the prom like any other teenager.
I mean seriously. What did this whole shenanigan do for anyone but alienate kids even worse and cost the school system money they didn't have to begin with?
Take a long look in the mirror before you judge someone.
Aren't you the high and mighty? thats the whole point. it should of never got that far. The Gay, Lesbian and minorities of this country wine anytime they don't get there way. I am sure E or VH1 will be placing there shows on TV sometime in the future!

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