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Minnesota Lesbian Teens Who Sued School Over Pep Fest Allowed to Walk Together: Video

Minnesota Lesbian Teens Who Sued School Over Pep Fest Allowed to Walk Together: Video

It took less than 24 hours for a federal judge to resolve a lawsuit filed by two lesbian teens who wanted to walk together in a processional at their high school pep-fest in Minnesota. For Champlin Park High School’s Snow Days Pep-Fest, Sarah Lindstrom and Desiree Shelton (pictured from left) had been elected to the royalty court and were planning to walk together when the school district suddenly ushered in a new policy. Rather than allowing students to be paired as couples, the new decree had the teenagers walking with an adult companion.

It took less than 24 hours for a federal judge to resolve a lawsuit filed by two lesbian teens who wanted to walk together in a processional at their high school pep-fest in Minnesota.

For Champlin Park High School’s Snow Days Pep-Fest, Sarah Lindstrom and Desiree Shelton (pictured from left) had been elected to the royalty court and were planning to walk together when the school district suddenly ushered in a new policy. Rather than allowing students to be paired as couples, the new decree had the teenagers walking with an adult companion.

The suit, filed Friday on behalf of Lindstrom and Shelton by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the law firm Faegre & Benson, was resolved the following day after a six-hour mediation before U.S. District Judge Susan Nelson in St. Paul. According to the settlement, members of the royalty court are permitted to “select a meaningful person in their life” to escort them in the processional.

The suit was dismissed without admissions of fault.

Read more here.


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