A senior high school student in southwestern Illinois will be resigned to wearing pants to his prom, after a Tuesday decision by the school board banned him from wearing a kilt to the event.
William Carruba would have preferred to wear a kilt to honor his family's Scottish-Irish roots, but the Granite City School Board, instead, argued that the garment is "nontraditional" and not in line with the district's dress code, the Associated Press reports.
Wow. So prom is the place where people want to make a stand for conformity. But this is why the issue at the heart of our book is important. It's not just the freedom for gay, bi, and trans kids to go to prom as who they are that's under attack; it's everybody's freedom to be themselves. I got married in a kilt (what can I say, my calves are my best feature). I'm glad the fearful, angry people behind this decision didn't have a say.