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State law in Rhode Island bans Father-Daughter dances, such as the ones held at schools and community center in many towns. Let us know if you agree with the ban or not.

Father-daughter dances are a tradition at many schools, community centers and social halls in towns all across Massachusetts.

But down in Cranston, R.I., school officials there say they have banned Father-Daughter dances after a complaint from one mother, according to various reports on Cranston Patch.

The ban was part of a wider ban put in place this fall by Cranston school Superintendent Judith Lundsten, according to Cranston Patch reporting. The move came after Lundsten received a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union complaining that a single mother had not been allowed to attend a Father-Daughter dance with her daughter.

Apparently the federal Title IX legislation that bans gender description actually has an exemption for activities such as Father-Daughter dances. But Rhode Island law does not honor that exemption, Cranston Patch reported.

Does the ACLU have a point? Should Father-Daughter dances be banned? Should single mothers be allowed to attend with their daughter?

Let us know in the comments.

Ken September 22, 2012 at 08:50 PM
They should ban Cranston school Superintendent Judith Lundsten from her job!
Ken September 22, 2012 at 09:03 PM
The ACLU has no point. Father daughter dance should not be banned. Single mothers should not be allowed to attend with daughter. I am sure the mother can find an uncle, grandfather, godfather or friend. This lady is a trouble maker.
Ken September 22, 2012 at 09:08 PM
The mother probably doesent know who the father is.
tom September 23, 2012 at 09:25 PM
wwow what a sick society we live in . This woman as well as the state is brain dead. What the hell are we becoming.
Michael Quinlan September 24, 2012 at 12:54 PM
We're becoming Democrats.


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