A pair of high schoolers in North Carolina said they were suspended because they hugged each other before a class. WCTI News reports that lesbian students Virginie Perrault and Judy Weatherington of White Oak High School in Jacksonville, were suspended for three days.
"There are other students who kiss in the hallway all the time," Perrault said. "Teachers don't say anything to them. I guess it's unusual to see a girl and a girl hugging each other."
Assistant superintendent Barry Collins said the girls were not suspended for embracing in public, but because they disrespected the teacher who tried to split them up.