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Cranston bans 'father-daughter' dances as violation of state law

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Oh boy...another example of political correctness gone wrong...

CRANSTON, R.I. -- 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 ifrom 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.

Source: http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2012/09/cranston-bans-f.html

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Props to all single mothers but WHAT.

She wrote a letter? About that?

Yeah, okay.

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Wow just wow

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From the title I thought this was about Bryan Cranston hahaha

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From the title I thought this was about Bryan Cranston hahaha

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They host entire events just for fathers to dance with their daughters? Seems a little creepy if you ask me.

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They host entire events just for fathers to dance with their daughters? Seems a little creepy if you ask me.

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Wait, there's federal legislation that says it's ok, but since the state doesn't, it's not allowed? States are allowed to write laws that supersede those of the federal government?

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Um, you probably would (at least) know the person after living 17-18 years with them, right? :lol:

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The article mentions nothing about ages.

It's one thing to have a special father-daughter dance within a larger dance event, but if the entire event is just for fathers to dance with their daughters, that seems weird to me. Maybe I am reading it the wrong way?

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Welcome to America: just another example of how someone gets their feelings hurt and has to make everyone else miserable.

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"You're not playing the way I want, so I'm taking my ball and going home!"

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Why don't you go ahead and ban peanut butter and jelly while you're at it. Oh wait.................... :bigblush:

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