The Lex 18 website reports today (May 14, 2012) that a Lexington, Kentucky Catholic High School student said she was barred from the school prom because she planned to bring a date of the same sex.
Hope Decker, 18 -- a senior at the Catholic school -- said administrators sat her down last Friday (May 11) and told her she could not attend the prom with her girlfriend, Tiffany Wright, who is also a student at the school. "We were told that this school has 'Catholic principles' and so they couldn't let it happen," Decker said.
Wright -- Decker's date for the dance -- said, "We both cried and then I was like, this is ridiculous. There's got to be something we can do about this."
Decker, Wright -- and dozens of their friends still dressed for the occasion -- decided to have their own outdoor version of the prom outside the school.