Mark Atwood (fallenpegasus) wrote,
Mark Atwood

I wonder if this kid is family. Probably. I hope so, anyway.

When 17-year-old Copper High School senior Jason Atwood made plans to attend his prom with his boyfriend, he was met with a surprising request from the school's principal, Tom Worlton: a permission slip signed by his parents explaining that they understood the "concerns" involved.

The West Jordan, UT high school did not impose a similar requirement on straight couples. Understandably concerned that signing such a permission slip would absolve the school of its responsibility to protect their son at a school function, Jason's parents refused to do so. Jason instead protested the school's decision. It was only after increased media attention on the story that Worlton at first decided to re-evaluate, and then finally drop, the permission slip requirement.


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