School District Bans Father-Daughter Dances

Ad Feedback

"Father-daughter" and "mother-son" activities are popular traditions in the United States.

But school officials in Cranston, R.I., recently banned "father-daughter" dances after a mother complained the events represent a gender bias.

"I think we really do a disservice to the kids when we create gender stereotypes or when we create any event that might make a family feel excluded," explained Carolyn Mark, who helped file the complaint.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the school district, citing a state law that says gender discrimination in education is prohibited.

In response, school officials changed policy and ended gender specific dances but also passed a resolution asking the state to change the law to make an exception for "mother-daughter" and "father-son" activities.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!

Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

CBNNews.com

CBNNews.com

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.