Hot Topic: Father-daughter dances banned - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Hot Topic: Father-daughter dances banned

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

A school district in Rhode Island has banned daddy-daughter dances because critics claim it discriminates against kids without fathers.

According to a report on foxnews.com, it all started last spring when the PTO at Stadium Elementary planned a so-called Me and My Guy dance.  The organizer of the dance said they were careful not to call it a father-daughter dance, recognizing that times have changed.

A single mother of a 4th grader complained, saying the dance would exclude her daughter. The PTO offered to allow the mom to attend, but she went to the ACLU. That's when the school district decided to ban all gender specific events from father-daughter dances, to mother-son baseball games, saying they violate Rhode Island's gender discrimination laws.

You can read the full report here.

What do you think? Post your responses on our FOX 5 Atlanta Facebook page, tweet us @GoodDayAtlanta, or email us at goodday@myfoxatlanta.com!  We'll read some of your responses during the 9 am hour of Good Day Atlanta.

  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • Good Day Atlanta

    Recipes: A healthy take on Southern favorites

    Recipes: A healthy take on Southern favorites

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:39 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:39:24 GMT
    We challenged chef Curtis Aikens to lighten up two Southern classics, starting with sweet potato pie.Which usually involves a couple of sticks of butter, loads of sugar and buttermilk.
    We challenged chef Curtis Aikens to lighten up two Southern classics, starting with sweet potato pie.Which usually involves a couple of sticks of butter, loads of sugar and buttermilk.
  • Good Day Atlanta

    Study: Fewer teens getting their driver's license

    Study: Fewer teens getting their driver's license

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:36 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:36:38 GMT
    Fewer teenage drivers are eager to get behind the wheel. AAA's research shows less than half of teenagers are getting their license in the first year they're eligible.
    Fewer teenage drivers are eager to get behind the wheel. AAA's research shows less than half of teenagers are getting their license in the first year they're eligible.
  • Get educated with online classes

    Get educated with online classes

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:40:23 GMT
    Ever wanted to take classes but thought you didn't have the time or or you couldn't afford it? Well with more and more online options out there, you do and you can. And many of them are free.
    Ever wanted to take classes but thought you didn't have the time or or you couldn't afford it? Well with more and more online options out there, you do and you can. And many of them are free.
Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices