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posted Friday, March 30, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 13
Student sues school over Gay prom policy
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by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor A high school student from Atlanta, Georgia, has filed a federal lawsuit against his school, alleging that the administrators removed him as student body president after he proposed to make the school prom more LGBT-inclusive.

Reuben Lack, 18, a senior at Alpharetta High School, has asked the U.S. District Court to issue an injunction to reinstate him to his former position as student body president.

According to news reports, Lack introduced a resolution at a student council meeting to modify the traditional 'prom king and queen' title to make it more inclusive of sexual minorities. He said in his affidavit that he asked for the tradition to be changed to a 'prom court' so that same-sex couples also stood a chance of winning the crown.

However, the school removed him from the position in early February for allegedly 'pushing personal projects' and advocating 'policy changes.'

No official comment from the school has been forthcoming.

Lack, who is also the captain of the school's debate team, moderated a public debate in Alpharetta's recent mayoral race, and he's been honored by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners for his advocacy on behalf of youth, the lawsuit adds.

'The whole point of student government is that it's supposed to be exercise or an education in democracy,' Lack's attorney, James Radford Jr., has said. 'This is completely undemocratic.' Radford added that 'they've never given [Lack] a specific reason why he's been removed and why they're not willing to work with him to bring him back.'

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