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Hotel Owner Offers to Host Canceled Prom


Sean Cummings, a New Orleans hotel owner, has offered to host the prom for Mississippi high school students after theirs was canceled after a lesbian student asked to wear a tux and take her girlfriend. Cummings has offered to take the high school seniors by bus to one of the hotel properties he owns in New Orleans.

The American Civil Liberties Union has demanded that school officials to change their policy against same-sex prom dates and also says the district violated Constance McMillen's free expression rights by not allowing her to wear a tux.

Cummings tells the The Clarion-Ledger, a Jackson, Miss., newspaper, that he's disappointed with the school board's decision and that high school should end on a "joyful" note.

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