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Aaron's -- rock island school has banned those father daughter dances and also mother son ball games this after the ACLU.
Accused the school of violating state gender discrimination laws let's talk about this with the attorney -- it's really get good morning in.
-- make of this is sounds a little -- a lot of folks I thank.
Sure this is the result of one parent complaining to the local chapter of the ACLU.
The ACLU then sends a letter to the school district and the school district decides that they're gonna go along with the ACLU's request and -- All of these type of gender specific activities whether it's the very popular father daughter dance.
The equally popular mother son balk at the local head of the ACLU says.
These traditions belong in the 1950s.
And that any sort of activities that assume that boys -- -- play baseball or assume that girls wanna go to dances are outdated have to be scrapped.
And this mother apparently has a daughter in the father is an and the pictures of the mother thought that the daughter would lose out on that's.
I thought that federal law had an exemption from something like this happening right some title -- -- to basically protect the parents who want their kids to be able to go to school with a -- -- Go to dances with a mother or father.
-- -- the federal law governing gender discrimination in the educational setting east title not entitled -- does indeed as you say have an exemption for some -- types of gender distinctions that's why it's okay to have the Boy Scouts provider -- also have the Girl -- that's why it's okay to have fraternities at public universities provide you also have sororities.
Think he is boys' bathroom after exactly.
Exactly but in the Rhode Island law doesn't clearly have the same sort of exemption and the reason that people are so -- that was at the school district caved into this the superintendent just sent out this letter.
Without holding any kind of public hearing no sort of public forum and the people who are most affected the parents and students are angry that they didn't have any input to decision.
And there's a -- outcry about that so far let's read a statement from the ACLU the ACLU says the second gender stereotyping only perpetuates outdated notions of girl and boy.
Activities and is contrary to federal law but as you point out there is an exemption and federal -- -- always that top federal law would trump state lot.
Well both actually can govern especially if if it's a school that's getting funds from both the federal government.
And the state government which is often the case but both you have to be in conflict in compliance with both laws.
-- say okay let's read another statement this is from this school superintendent Thomas Cranston, Rhode Island.
That superintendent says we'll move forward and do what we're supposed to do and that's follow the law.
Hopefully the lawmakers will listen to what the public has to -- So we're expecting in some sort of public hearings on that's illiterate parents have the -- but there's a real outcry a lot of little upset about it's.
It's an election here we have an election less than two months Landis has become a hot local issue there's a guy running for state senate there he's made a centerpiece of this campaign if you elect me -- -- -- get this state law amended so traditions like this can be reinstated.
The mayor came out against it one of the local Providence papers was running an online poll 97%.
In opposition to -- its decision.
Paid -- one broken just stay home if she doesn't like -- but.
I guess people get offended -- -- thank you so much since turning given outside the breakdown of this money into the -- take and.
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