Principal says gay student can't wear tuxedo to prom; student says she will skip dance

A gay student in Louisiana says she is going to skip her prom because the school principal won't let her wear a tuxedo.

Claudettia Love is a senior and one of the top students at Carroll High in Monroe. She says she was planning on going to the prom with a group of friends, but now they are staying away because of the policy.

Principal Patrick Taylor told The News-Star ( that the decision is part of the school's dress code and not anything personal.

Monroe City School Board President Rodney McFarland says it's discrimination and he will ask the superintendent to talk to the principal.

Love's mother, Geraldine Jackson, says Taylor told her faculty members said they wouldn't supervise the April 24 prom if girls wore tuxes.


Information from: The News-Star,