Parents of children who attend Cranston, RI public schools were notified recently of a ban on father-daughter and mother-son activities as school lawyers concluded the traditions violate state gender discrimination laws, Cranston Patch reports.
"The action was triggered by a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union, said School Superintendent Judith Lundsten. The letter was written on behalf of a mother who said her daughter was unable to go to the father-daughter dance," the article said.
While title IX allows for father-daughter and mother-son activities, state law is more restrictive. Now, the Cranston School Committee is asking state lawmakers to change Rhode Island law to mirror federal law, making the now banned dances legal again.
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