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U.S. school targeted by bigots over lesbian prom pair

The San Diego high school which named a young lesbian couple prom king and queen has been targeted by angry traditionalists.

Peter Lloyd

Wed, 02 Nov 2011 15:47:58 GMT | Updated 2 years today

The San Diego high school which named a young lesbian couple prom king and queen has been targeted by angry traditionalists.

The abuse - which has not been detailed - is described as "disturbing" by school officials, not least because it is perpetrated by adults.

 

As reported on DIVA earlier this week, Rebecca Arellano and Haileigh Adams were given the titles in a first for Patrick Henry High School, last weekend.

Normally, prom kings queens are awarded to opposite-sex couples. However, the move was warmly welcomed by almost all other students and teachers a the famouly liberal college.

 

According to the Los Angeles Times, Bill Kowba, San Diego school superintendent, said adults criticizing the selection of  are "demonstrating such a lack of tolerance and are presenting such a negative role model for children with their hateful comments."

Kowba added that the calls and emails "are also disrupting the work of the school to focus on the education of students ... if these calls and emails were from students, they would face disciplinary measures."

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