Lesbian Couple Denied Entry to Prom
Lexington, KY Catholic school says no to same-sex dates.
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: May 18th, 2012
round this time of year, schools across the country usually get some bad press for their prom-date policies, and Lexington Catholic High School is no exception after they denied entry to a lesbian couple.
Hope Decker, a senior, and Tiffany Wright, a sophomore, had already gotten their dresses when administrators told them they could not attend the dance as a couple, because of the church's stance on same-sex relationships.
"They didn't forbid the entrance of all the couples who've had premarital sex and all the kids who planned to get drunk after the prom." -- Tiffany Wright.
In an email, the school's president said, "As a Catholic high school, we uphold every teaching of the Catholic Church. The policies and procedures of our school reflect those teachings."
Wright says that after they were denied entry, they had their own prom in the school's parking lot. She said, "I would understand and respect the school's decision if they truly upheld church teachings. They didn't forbid the entrance of all the couples who've had premarital sex and all the kids who planned to get drunk after the prom."
Burn! Wright -1, School - 0.
Wright said Decker was overwhelmed with all of the attention the story had been getting, and did not want to comment. Decker also later called the reporter who initially reported the story and asked for the story not to be printed because she didn't want to hurt the reputation of the school.
This doesn't sit well with us—first, people back up the decisions of a school that refuses to play against a sports team with a girl on it, and now, they don't want to expose their school as a hateful institution. Catholic church or not, there's something to be said for accepting your fellow community members.