Cranston bans ‘father-daughter’ dances as violation of state law
Providence Journal: In a move that has taken some parents by surprise, the school department has announced that it is banning traditional “father-daughter” and “mother-son” activities, saying they violate state law.
Supt. Judith Lundsten said the move was triggered by a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a single mom who had complained that her daughter had not been able to attend her father-daughter dance.
Lundsten said school attorneys found while federal Title IX legislation banning gender discrimination gives an exemption for “father-son” and “mother-daughter” events, Rhode Island law doesn’t.
The new ban was brought to light Monday by Sean Gately, a Republican running for the state Senate, who said if elected he will work to change the state law.
Is there not another male in her daughter’s life that could have attended the dance with her? Why wasn’t her daughter’s father able to attend?
This single mom is a selfish woman. Way to spoil the fun for so many others because of whatever choices in her life led to her daughter not being able to attend a dance.