So school officials in Itawamba County, Mississippi, rather than risk that a lesbian student attends with her girlfriend, have called off the prom.
Growing up in Louisiana, Mississippi was our one salvation. Bad as things got where I lived, I could always say, "Well, could be worse. We could be living in Mississippi."
I'm guessing they said the same thing about us.
They did finally get around to ratifying the 13th Amendment, in the mid-1990's, but I guess leaving the sexual straight and narrow is still beyond the pale.
Why I find this particularly interesting is that when my daughter and her BFF decided they wanted to mess with minds at their senior prom, they went together. My daughter rented a tuxedo, her friend put on an evening gown, and off they went. My daughter and her friend eventually married brothers, and while the friend's marriage eventually went south, they each have two lovely children.
This prom, in Oregon, was in, I believe, 1987. Nobody said a word.
Welcome to the 21st Century, Mississippi. Yee-haw.