Fulton, the city where Constance lives and goes to school has four thousand residents. Twenty-three thousand people live in all of Itawamba County. More than sixty thousand people have joined the Facebook group "Let Constance Take Her Girlfriend To Prom." And here's the Clarion Ledger this morning:
A northeast Mississippi school board's decision to cancel the high school prom rather than allow same-sex dates has attracted national attention and evoked reaction across the political spectrum. The decision also prompted the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi on Thursday to file suit in federal court against the Itawamba County School System. The ACLU is asking a judge to reverse the school board's decision to cancel the April 2 dance.
"It's just a sad situation. I feel sorry for the children who ain't going to get to have their prom," said Diane Roberts, a hair stylist in Fulton, which is about 25 miles east of Tupelo. Roberts said the school board's decision has placed the entire city of about 4,000 in a negative light. "It's a small town and we have wonderful people here, don't get me wrong. But there are some people on the board who think they are the last word," she said. "You can't judge people like that. That's between them and their good lord."
Don't let the bigots on the school board have the last word. Call, email, fax, and contact them via Facebook:
Superintendent Teresa McNeece
phone (662) 862-2159 Ext. 14
fax (662) 862-4713
Teresa McNeece's Facebook page is here—be sure to check out the pictures people are posting to her facebook page!
Principal Trae Wiygul
School Board Member Jackie Nichols
School Board Member Harold Martin
School Board Member Clara Brown