Girl Says She Was Thrown Out Of Her Prom For Wearing A Suit
(AP) A Pennsylvania high school student said she was barred from attending her prom because she wore a suit rather than a dress.
Aniya Wolf said she's a lesbian who has worn a shirt and pants for all three years she has attended Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, according to WHTM-TV (http://bit.ly/1T5K6lV ). She and her mother, Carolyn Wolf, said the family got a last-minute email saying girls had to wear dresses to attend Friday's prom.
Carolyn Wolf said she didn't think the dress code barred her daughter from wearing a suit and the last-minute message was unfair because they had bought a new suit.
Aniya said she decided to go to the prom anyway but was thrown out.
The school released a statement Saturday saying the dress code was sent to parents three months ago specifying girls must wear formal dresses, and those who didn't follow it would not be admitted. A reminder was sent to all students on March 6, the school said.
"Bishop McDevitt will continue to practice acceptance and love for all of our students. They are tremendous young men and women," the school said. "We simply ask that they follow the rules that we have put into place."
Reversal Unlikely As Deadline Approaches On N Carolina Law
(AP) North Carolina government and university officials were given until Monday to tell federal attorneys whether they would stop enforcing a new law blocking LGBT protections, particularly provisions requiring transgender people to use public restrooms that correspond to their biological sex.
The Justice Department is "trying to define gender identity, and there is no clear identification or definition of gender identify," Republican Gov. Pat McCrory said on "Fox News Sunday."
McCrory has called the law is a common-sense measure designed to protect the privacy of people who use bathrooms and locker rooms and expect all people inside the facilities to be of the same gender.
DOJ last week demanded McCrory, University of North Carolina leaders and the state's public safety agency to respond by Monday whether they intended to stop enforcing the law. Repealing the law also would satisfy the attorneys, but GOP lawmakers who run the General Assembly had no plans before to do so by the deadline.
Civil liberties groups and several individuals already have sued to challenge the law, which also prevents local governments from passing rules giving protections to lesbians, gays and bisexual and transgender people while using public accommodations like restaurants and stores. The state law was designed to block an ordinance by the city council in Charlotte.
Analyzing James Franco’s Sexuality
Taking on gay and straight roles alike, many fans wonder which side James Franco pitches for – or if he’s interested in both.
The 36 year-old actor involves himself with many roles across the spectrum as sexuality – including his role in 2015’s “I Am Michael” alongside co-star Zachary Quinto, about a gay activist who rejects his sexuality and embraces religion.
“Yeah, I’m a little gay, and there’s a gay James,” he told Vulture in an interview.
In an issue of FourTwoNine, Franco interviewed himself as Straight James talking to Gay James.
In the interview, Straight James asked Gay James: “Are you fucking gay or what?,” to which Gay James responded “Well, I like to think that I’m gay in my art and straight in my life. Although, I’m also gay in my life up to the point of intercourse, and then you could say I’m straight. So I guess it depends on how you define gay.”
So whether Franco identifies himself as gay, straight or somewhere in between, one thing is for sure – he’s keeping people guessing.