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Georgia Community Speaks Out Against Martin


In what was described as a rally, residents of Cochran, Ga., spoke out against Derrick Martin, the gay student planning to bring a male date to his prom.

The rally was covered by a local ABC affiliate in a manner described by the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News as "slanted."

The report began with, "Most teens' prom concerns range from what to wear and arranging a limo, but for a Cochran high school student, his date caused the most controversy. A gay high school student in Bleckley County is defying the community's wishes and bringing his boyfriend to the prom."

Residents like "worried father" Bobby Duskin aired their concerns to ABC. "I'm going to speak out," Duskin said. "Because I'm a father and I'm proud to be a father and I'm going to look out for my kids no matter what and I'm going to stand up for them no matter what."

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