A north Alabama school district reversed its decision on
Wednesday and may now allow a high school student to bring her
girlfriend to the prom after initially canceling the event, according to the Associated Press.
As The Advocate reported on Tuesday, the principal at Tharptown High School in Russell Count canceled the prom after student Cynthia Stewart asked to bring her girlfriend as her date.
After intervention from the American Civil Liberties Union, assistant superintendent Donald Borden announced on Wednesday that Stewart's date, who lives out of the school district, must be screened like anyone else who does not attend the school. But Borden confirms that the two will be allowed to attend if Stewart's date is approved.
The prom is in March.