A teenage same sex couple was denied entrance to their Kentucky high school’s prom Saturday night because of the school’s Catholic principles.
According to Lex18 TV in Lexington, Kentucky, 18-year-old Hope Decker and her girlfriend Tiffany Wright explained their disappointment with Lexington Catholic High School not allowing them entrance with their fellow classmates.
“What I did experience in the dean’s office was blatant homophobia,” Decker said. “We were told this school had Catholic principles and so they we couldn’t let it happen.”
“Well first, I was really upset,” Wright said. “I mean, we both cried. I was like, this was ridiculous, there’s got to be something we’ve got to do about this. I just think it’s ridiculous that a school that fosters love and equality is doing something like this to its own students.”
Decker and Wright decided to still dress up and hold an outdoor version of their prom with their friends right outside.
Lexington Catholic High School has yet to comment on the issue but says that it adheres to the principles of the Catholic church.
And Lexington is about as progressive at Kentucky gets, generally. Still Kentucky. Still pretty damn awful. Still needs to be fought to the point it ends. Still a long way to go, folks.