Gay Prom Flap Casts Shadow Over School
Controversy over same-sex couples and alternative "gay free" prom roil Indiana school.
A group of students and parents want to ban gays from prom at an Indiana high school.
The proposal has caught fire on the Internet and has received national - and even international - attention.
Sullivan High School has earned an A for its academic excellence, but recent talk over banning gay students at the high school prom have given the school a failing image.
"Anybody can go to the prom," said Principal David Springer.
The controversy started with a misunderstanding about whether same-sex couples were allowed to walk in the grand march before prom.
"Of course, a girl could go out with another girl or if they didn't have a date or that was their choice," Springer said.
That sparked another group to rise up in opposition, wanting to ban gays at the school-sanctioned prom. But when they saw the school wasn't going to budge and allow that, they decided to hold their own prom - an alternative prom that would be gay-free.
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