Public schools

Father/Daughter, Mother/Son Events Banned by School District

They hurt the feelings of single parents, you see

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A Rhode Island school district banned traditional "father-daughter" and "mother-son" activities as discriminatory, the Providence Journal reports.

School Superintendent Judith Lundsten tells the Journal that the decision in Cranston, R.I., came in response to a complaint from a single mother, who brought her case to the American Civil Liberties Union after her daughter wasn't allowed to attend a father-daughter dance.