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Gays No Longer Need Permission to Attend Dances

Gays No Longer Need Permission to Attend Dances

Posted - Dec. 22, 2004 at 7:47 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Seventeen-year-old Jason Atwood NO longer needs his parents' permission to take his boyfriend to a high school dance.

Copper Hills High School has changed its policy of requiring gay students to have permission slips from parents before they can walk into a dances.

The principal has said the policy was a way to alert the parents to the dangers their children might face. Atwood's parents refused to sign the slip for fear that it would absolve the school of responsibility to protect their son.

Atwood and other students protested the policy aimed at same-sex couples only for four days. That led to nationwide publicity before the policy change was announced yesterday.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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