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The Berean
02-08-2014, 05:43 PM
I disagree with the lifestyle, but this is the most god-awful thing to do to a person.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/05/constance-mcmillen-fake-p_n_525856.html

"A lesbian teen who successfully sued her Mississippi school for the right to bring her girlfriend to prom was left out and was instead directed to a "fake prom" on Friday, according to The Advocate.

Constance McMillen, her date and just a handful of others, including two classmates with learning disabilities, attended the dance in Fulton, Mississippi while most of her other classmates from Itawamba Agricultural High School reportedly partied at a separate prom that McMillen was not invited to.

McMillen made headlines just a few weeks ago when, with the help of the ACLU, she fought the school's decision to cancel prom. The school canceled the dance after McMillen sought to bring her girlfriend and to wear a tuxedo.

As part of a preliminary ruling, a judge decided that McMillen was allowed to bring a girl as a date. The judge did not order the school to reinstate the prom because it was understood that McMillen would be invited to a prom being held by parents of her Itawamba classmates. Instead, that prom was canceled and was replaced with the sparsely attended country club event.

Kristy Bennett, the ACLU's legal director for Mississippi, told NEMS360, that she was disappointed.

"Whatever we find will be brought to the court's attention," Bennett told NEMS. "Whether it is in the damages trial, or whatever. There will still be a trial on the merits. The case didn't end in the preliminary hearing."

McMillen, 18, said that her feelings were hurt, but that there was at least one good thing about the night. The Advocate:
Two students with learning difficulties were among the seven people at the country club event, McMillen recalls. "They had the time of their lives," McMillen says. "That's the one good thing that come out of this, [these kids] didn't have to worry about people making fun of them [at their prom]."

I hope her lawsuit blows them away!!!

Aristotle
02-09-2014, 12:41 PM
Probably a bad choice of words there in your last sentence, but agree with the sentiment 100%

The Berean
02-09-2014, 01:57 PM
Probably a bad choice of words there in your last sentence, but agree with the sentiment 100%

Why don't you explain why that's a poor choice of words, in this context.

Aristotle
02-09-2014, 06:29 PM
Why don't you explain why that's a poor choice of words, in this context.

You know, you rascal!! ;)

Bluesky
02-09-2014, 08:16 PM
where and/or how did the expression god-awful come from? I cringe whenever I hear that..

The Berean
02-09-2014, 10:15 PM
You know, you rascal!! ;)

No, sir, I do not. To what exactly are you referring?? I did mention context.

Aristotle
02-10-2014, 08:45 AM
where and/or how did the expression god-awful come from? I cringe whenever I hear that..

First of all, do you want Sock to answer that, or do you want the true story? :)

Aristotle
02-10-2014, 08:46 AM
No, sir, I do not. To what exactly are you referring?? I did mention context.

Sir, I refuse to take the bait!

The Berean
02-10-2014, 09:23 AM
Sir, I refuse to take the bait!

Oh, it's so hard to resist a straight line!!!

Aristotle
02-10-2014, 09:24 AM
Oh, it's so hard to resist a straight line!!!

But your worm is so big!!

Bluesky
02-10-2014, 09:08 PM
First of all, do you want Sock to answer that, or do you want the true story? :)

Whoever has an answer

The Left Sock
02-10-2014, 09:23 PM
I've always taken that expression to mean something that even God would find awful.

Never saw it as anti-religious indiscretion.

'That's a god-awful dress'. Just means to me that even God would ask you to go and change, before taking you out to dinner.

Bluesky
02-11-2014, 05:04 AM
hmm, or maybe a shortened form of "God! That's awful!"

Aristotle
02-11-2014, 09:04 AM
It uses God as a modifier. Seeing God is the utmost, the ALL, it means if something is "God-awful" nothing can be worse, it is the ultimate awful

Bluesky
02-11-2014, 11:02 AM
Yeah.. I get that now..