LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A same-sex couple and a Catholic high
school in Lexington are at odds over whether the teenagers should
have been allowed to go to the prom together.
Lexington Catholic High School senior Hope Decker and sophomore
Tiffany Wright had already gotten their dresses for the dance, but
were told Friday afternoon by school administrators that they
couldn't attend. Wright told the Lexington Herald-Leader
(http://bit.ly/KkXheA ) that school administrators cited the
Catholic Church's stance on same-sex relationships.
Lexington Catholic President Steve Angelucci said the school's
policies and procedures reflect the church's teachings on the
The Diocese of Lexington issued a statement Monday supporting
the school administrators' decision.
After being turned away, the teens held their own prom in the
school parking lot, using car stereos for music.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,
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