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Catholic school sued for not permitting same-sex dance date

September 27, 2016

A former student of a Catholic high school in Memphis has filed a $1-million suit because the school’s principal told him he could not bring a date of the same sex to a dance.

In his lawsuit, Lance Sanderson, now 19 and a former student of Christian Brothers High School, cited “severe injuries and damages which include, but are not limited to disability, past and future emotional distress, past and future medical expenses and personal care services.”


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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Sep. 29, 2016 1:11 PM ET USA

    The problem is not "right and wrong" or justice, but case law. Judgments contrary to justice can become enshrined into case law, which then sets the precedent for future "cases" that might only bear the most tenuous connection to the original case. We also have "rights" that are found in the "penumbra" of an authoritative document, such as the Constitution, "rights" that can contradict justice. On top of this is the notion that "reparations" are due when someone or his ancestors have suffered.

  • Posted by: [email protected] - Sep. 28, 2016 7:03 PM ET USA

    Will this nonsense never stop. The school has the right to make the rules. He has the right to stay away. But as usual that is not the agenda. You must accept them whether you like it or not.

  • Posted by: Ken - Sep. 27, 2016 9:55 PM ET USA

    You will be made to care.

  • Posted by: unum - Sep. 27, 2016 6:58 PM ET USA

    What's the problem? When I was in school (1956) the girls always danced together because the boys wouldn't dance with them. The boys said it was something about being "macho"!

  • Posted by: garedawg - Sep. 27, 2016 9:55 AM ET USA

    I wonder whether they are still dating.