Update on Constance McMillen

Yesterday I reported about the high school in Itawamba County, Mississippi that canceled its prom in retaliation for 18-year-old McMillen getting the ACLU to explain that the school can’t keep her out of the prom just because she’s gay and her prom date is a woman. Well now there’s been a flood of support for her.

Using a $20,000 donation, the American Humanist Association (AHA) is arranging a dance that will be open to everyone. There’s also a Facebook group, Let Constance Take Her Girlfriend to Prom! that currently has over 132,000 fans.

My friend, Michael De Dora Jr., executive director of the New York City branch of the Center For Inquiry has written an a great letter to the Itawamba County school board expressing his support for Constance.

Constance has also posted a video on Facebook thanking her supporters. And people are invited to send messages of support to Constance here.

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