LA student to skip prom after being told she can’t wear a tux

I’m glad to see that the school board president is on this girl’s side. But I know that the Monroe area is part of the bible belt of Louisiana so it’s no surprise this is happening.

Claudetteia Love, a senior at Carroll High School in Monroe, La, has no plans to attend the prom.

That’s because the school has barred Ms. Love, whom the News-Star of Monroe describes as a top academic scholar at the struggling school’s high-achieving medical magnet program, from wearing a tuxedo.

Love, who is gay, says that the school’s requirement that all female students wear dresses to the April 24 senior is a form of discrimination.

“I told my mom, ‘They’re using me. They put me in all these honors and advanced placement classes so I can take all of these tests and get good grades and better the school, but when it’s time for me to celebrate the fact that I’ve accomplished what I need to accomplish and I’m about to graduate, they don’t want to let me do it, the way I want to,'” she told the News-Star.

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