Gay teen can take date to prom

Marc Hall, a gay Toronto teenager, has won the right to bring his boyfriend to the high-school prom. I went to an alternative school and never experienced this “prom” business, but it gather it’s rather a big deal, and Marc’s principal forbade him to bring the date of his choice along, so Marc went to court:

Hall won an injunction Friday in the Superior Court of Justice that forced the Durham Catholic District School Board to let him to go to the dance with Dumond. The judge ruled the board violated Hall’s right to freedom from discrimination because of sexual orientation, under the Charter of Rights.

His school principal argued that activity between romantic partners at a school prom is a form of sexual activity. If Hall and his boyfriend went as a couple, it would be seen as endorsing conduct contrary to Catholic teaching.

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