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How Are Michigan High Schoolers Dealing With Their New Gender-Neutral Prom? (Terribly)

I only believe that would happen because of pressure from the ‘minority’ group that desires it. I have no bias against transgender, homosexual or all alike, but I do not believe that we should be changing the precedence of the male-female court on account of someone ‘not getting their way’ or feeling ‘discriminated’ against.

—An unnamed student, responding to Michigan’s Mona Shores High School doing away with gender-oriented prom “king” and “queen” in the aftermath of denying trans student Oak Leigh the title of homecoming king, shows how America’s education system is really failing us: Don’t change precedence because of discrimination? Isn’t that exactly what we do change precedence for? You know, what with slavery and not letting women vote and all. [via]