Are father-daughter dances discriminatory?
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|Tue, 09-18-2012 - 4:07pm|
The Today Show has an article about a Rhode Island school district that has banned father-daughter and mother-son evens because they violate the state gender discrimination laws:
In a letter sent out in August, [district superintendent] Lundsten says, “I acknowledge that many of these events have long traditions and for many parents, these types of gender-based events are not an issue, however, this is a public school system and under no circumstances should we be isolating any student from full participation in school activities and events based on gender," according to WPRO.
You can read the full article here.
The decision was brought about by a suit filed by the ACLU on behalf of a sinlge mom whose daughter could not attend the father-daughter dance.
Do you think that banning these types of functions is fair?