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Lesbian Teen Forced to Wear a Dress to Prom in Catoosa, GA | Lez Get Real

There are 18 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Apr 28, 2009, titled Lesbian Teen Forced to Wear a Dress to Prom in Catoosa, GA | Lez Get Real. In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

Many high school students are preparing for prom around the country, or have recently celebrated prom, such as students from Ringgold High in Catoosa County, Georgia. One such student is Nikki Heiskil, a student who planned to attend the prom as part of a same-sex couple with girlfriend Ashley Beaty. Initially the couple were asked not to attend their school’s prom, by Principal Sharon Vaughn and told to return their tickets because it was not a “girl-girl” prom.

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“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#1 Apr 28, 2009
I can see a lawsuit arising from this despicable treatment of the young couple.

“Fight bigotry.”

Since: Feb 07

Toms River, NJ

#2 Apr 28, 2009
And it will go badly for the principal and the school board.
Daniel P from Long Island wrote:
I can see a lawsuit arising from this despicable treatment of the young couple.
Disgusted American

Cranbury, NJ

#3 Apr 28, 2009
Waaa>? Whatya expect from Georgia..? If they could,they'd still have segregation/and probabaly slavery. I graduated in 79, and our senior prom 2 girls went together - one in a dress,the other in Tux....they were the most popular thier - a HIT! Sure it was different - but no one was shocked,or horrified. Is this 2009 for pete's sake???

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#4 Apr 28, 2009
Well, if she doesn't get an emergency injunction in time, she should show up with a short leather dress, stiletto heals, black hose, and a floppy hat. Cigarette holder might be a nice touch.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#5 Apr 28, 2009
What in God's name, does what ANYONE wears to the prom have to do with ANYTHING???? Who cares what they wear as long as they are clothed. And I'll bet you can't even remember what YOU wore...but if you did...please tell. Mine was a gown from a wedding I had been in the summer before...lovely and lacy with white daisies on it...And my date's tux matched...and it was all a ruse because I was only concerned with going so I could really be there with me GIRLFRIEND!!! You had to have a beard back in 1975...a cover...but in my heart, I went with my GF...

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#7 Apr 28, 2009
Topix keeps screwin up on me AGAIN ! it keeps saying that i have HUNDREDS of replies, and I have NONE.

Anyone else have this happening now ?

“RAINBOW POWER!”

Since: Oct 08

I Am What I Am.

#8 Apr 29, 2009
Daniel P from Long Island wrote:
Topix keeps screwin up on me AGAIN ! it keeps saying that i have HUNDREDS of replies, and I have NONE.
Anyone else have this happening now ?
It happens to me too.
GA Mother 2009

Maryville, TN

#9 Apr 30, 2009
Disgusted American wrote:
Waaa>? Whatya expect from Georgia..? If they could,they'd still have segregation/and probabaly slavery. I graduated in 79, and our senior prom 2 girls went together - one in a dress,the other in Tux....they were the most popular thier - a HIT! Sure it was different - but no one was shocked,or horrified. Is this 2009 for pete's sake???
Yeah for you!! Your ignorance of the people who live in Ga. is almost as disturbing as that of the Principal who made this decision. I am mother who teaches her children tolerance and respect, as do most of the parents that I know. Those that don't are wrong, but their children are exposed to these ideas in the school system. Generalizing as you did is exactly what creates discrimination and intolerance. YOU are stupid, not all people in Pennsylvania!
Attention

Chatsworth, GA

#10 Jul 24, 2009
There is such thing as being born gay.These people just want attention.There suppose to be a balance of nature male...female.
Mary

Ringgold, GA

#11 Jul 29, 2009
Thank God we have principals still willing to stand up for what's right and not give in to what society is telling them is right. May God bless this awesome individual for doing what's right.

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#12 Jul 29, 2009
Mary wrote:
Thank God we have principals still willing to stand up for what's right and not give in to what society is telling them is right. May God bless this awesome individual for doing what's right.
What this principal did was immoral and illegal. It's unconsciecable.

I hope this girl sues them and collects millions. She deserves it.

Since: Nov 07

now residing in Valdosta, GA

#13 Jul 29, 2009
GA Mother 2009 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah for you!! Your ignorance of the people who live in Ga. is almost as disturbing as that of the Principal who made this decision. I am mother who teaches her children tolerance and respect, as do most of the parents that I know. Those that don't are wrong, but their children are exposed to these ideas in the school system. Generalizing as you did is exactly what creates discrimination and intolerance. YOU are stupid, not all people in Pennsylvania!
As someone who lives in Georgia I have to say you are the exception and not the rule.

Since: Nov 07

now residing in Valdosta, GA

#14 Jul 29, 2009
Attention wrote:
There is such thing as being born gay.These people just want attention.There suppose to be a balance of nature male...female.
I doubt you give one iota about a "balance of nature" while sitting at your computer as part of a species that knows not the limits of nature and continues to populate even to it's own detriment.

But, any angle in which you can show your disapproval of gays without having to come out and say "I'm just a bigot" will work for the time being, eh?
Resist Ignorance

Knoxville, TN

#15 Jul 29, 2009
"Vaughn told Ashley Beaty the prom was advertised as “boy-girl”, and she encouraged Beaty to still attend the prom claiming that she does not discourage homosexuals from attending prom, as long as they do not enter the prom as a couple because this can trigger “unwanted media attention”."

Wow, what a plan! That worked out really well didn't it? What better way to invite media attention than to ban something that is not only legal but is specifically protected by federal law?

In 1984, the U.S. Congress passed the Equal Access Act which states that same-sex couples cannot be barred from any school functions!

There was an almost identical case here in Alabama last year. Chelsea Overstreet and Lauren Martin were banned from their prom at Scottsboro High School by school administrators. The girls and their families took it to court and won! They, their friends and their supporters cheered the decision. Meanwhile, Scottsboro and Alabama get another black-eye!

Since: Jun 09

Monrovia, CA

#16 Jul 29, 2009
Attention wrote:
There is such thing as being born gay.These people just want attention.There suppose to be a balance of nature male...female.
If you are thinking of Yin-Yang, the dualistic balance between masculine energy and feminine energy, then your logic is whack! Masculine does not entail one to be a man nor feminine a woman. There is no such thing as being born straight either. These people want to go to Prom with each other, no where did it say that "this prom is only for straight couples." Because girls and girls go with each other, yet boys and boys cannot. Discrimination? Clearly, yes.
equalityboy81

Jacksonville, FL

#17 Oct 1, 2009
There was a case in Clay County, Florida (Fleming Island, Florida/Fleming Island High School/Clay County School Board) a few years ago where a lesbian senior insisted upon wearing a tuxedo in her senior picture. The superintendent banned her picture from the yearbook because she didn't wear a dress and likely because she is a lesbian too.

Did you guys here about the cheerleadings being banned from using bible verses on football banners at Ft. Oglethorpe High School? The school and students may be in violation of separation of church and state over that.
Short Left Index Finger

Georgetown, Canada

#18 Oct 9, 2009
Of course she should wear a dress.If she looks like a boy,she'll be ugly-looking.LOL
equalityboy81

United States

#19 Oct 11, 2009
It's not about how she looks, it's about what makes her feel good.

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