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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:32 PM

Student President Loses Title After Gay-Inclusive Prom Pitch

A Georgia high school student government president is suing his school after faculty members fired him from his position after he tried to make his prom more LGBT-inclusive.

Reuben Lack pitched an idea to the Alpharetta High School student council that would change the titles of "Prom King" and "Prom Queen" to "Prom Court," so that same-sex couples could be honored by their fellow students. According to Courthouse News Service, students debated the proposal, but before the council could come to a full vote, the issue was pulled by faculty adviser Michelle Werre.

Two weeks later, Lack made another attempt to introduce a resolution to change the titles but Werre again told students to stop debating the issue.

After school, another student had an email conversation with Lack, claiming that he spoke with principal Shannon Kersey, who also shot down a "proposal made by Lack to organize a conference for leaders of various student organizations at AHS," according to the lawsuit.

http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2012/03/22/Student_President_Loses_Title_After_GayInclusive_Prom_Pitch/

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Reply Student President Loses Title After Gay-Inclusive Prom Pitch (Original post)
William769 Mar 2012 OP
Wait Wut Mar 2012 #1
William769 Mar 2012 #2
ZombieHorde Mar 2012 #3
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #4
William769 Mar 2012 #6
barbtries Mar 2012 #5
Aerows Mar 2012 #7
JBoy Mar 2012 #8

Response to William769 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:38 PM

1. I'm proud of this new generation.

There is hope for our world.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:43 PM

2. +1.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:45 PM

3. Reuben Lack is awesome. Michelle Werre is a poop monger.

I have judged!

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:47 PM

4. I uphold your verdict. nt

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:51 PM

6. Ditto!

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:50 PM

5. people running the school

will be learning from this experience, i hope. good on Reuben Lack.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:08 PM

7. Good for Reuben Lack

And shame on Michelle Werre and everyone that shot the idea down.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:31 PM

8. As a former student council president (long ago), a few comments:

1. Student councils typically have very litte "real" power, and their decisions can be vetoed at the drop of a hat by the school administration. That said, interfering with the council's proceedings, and removing Mr. Lack is chickenshit behavior by the school district.

2. I frankly don't think that at that age I would have had the stones to take on an issue as controversial as that. I was far too compliant with authority when I was that old. My hat is off to Mr. Lack.

Fuck high school, Mr. Lack. You're headed for bigger and better things.

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