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Legal Action Threatened Over School Prom Policy

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File photo of girls attending their prom (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

File photo of girls attending their prom (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A small southeast Missouri school district is facing a threat of legal action over a policy barring same-sex couples from attending prom together.

The Southern Poverty Law Center on Thursday accused the Scott County Central School District in Sikeston of discrimination. Messages left with the district’s superintendent, Alvin McFerren, were not returned.

The district has just an elementary and a high school, serving a combined 330 students.

The SPLC says a male student sought permission to bring his boyfriend to the prom on April 20, but was told district policy prohibits same-sex couples from attending school dances.

An SPLC attorney says the policy denies Dawson’s constitutional rights.

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