A judge has ruled that a lesbian couple in Scottsboro, Alabama can attend their high school prom. The Scottsboro City Board of Education tried to stop the pair from attending since they were "a homosexual couple."
The last-minute court order from Jackson County Circuit Judge John Graham of Stevenson prohibited the board from banning the girls from the junior-senior prom, stating "publicly-funded schools are prohibited from barring same-sex couples from school functions."
While I think it is great that these young ladies got the chance to go to prom in the end, I still can't help but wonder what lies ahead for them. We have too often seen the heavy cost that LGBT students can pay for being open in school. To have the entire school system call out these two young girls as second class students only opens them up to further harassment and danger.