Alabama High School Cancels Prom Rather Than Allow Lesbian Couple To Attend

UPDATE: School board officials have reversed their decision and the couple may now attend. Another win for the ACLU LGBT Project!

Rather than bow to pressure from the ACLU that they allow an out lesbian student to bring her girlfriend to the prom, Tharptown High School in Russellville, Alabama has canceled the event entirely. The ACLU has sent the school a demand letter (PDF) citing a Supreme Court ruling saying that such actions violate the 14th Amendment. The school has until November 20th to respond before the ACLU takes legal action.