School Bans Father-Daughter Dances

A school district in Rhode Island has ended the traditional father-daughter dance because the longtime tradition violated the state’s gender discrimination law.

School Superintendent Judith Lundsten tells the Providence Journal the move came in response to a complaint from a single mother after her daughter wasn’t allowed to attend a father-daughter dance.

The American Civil Liberties Union stepped in and sent a letter to the district demanding that all father-daughter and mother-son events be cancelled.

Ludsten said school attorneys found while federal gender discrimination laws exempt such events, Rhode Island’s does not.

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