Paper: ACLU seeks apology over prom king dispute

RED LION, Pa. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union wants a central Pennsylvania school district to apologize for its treatment of a transgender teen running for prom king.

The York Dispatch reported Friday (http://bit.ly/Y9vdD8 ) the ACLU wrote to Red Lion Area School District to demand the apology for a decision by high school principal Mark Shue to put Issak Wolfe on the ballot under prom queen with his birth name of Sierra Stambaugh.

Wolfe says he plans to undergo a physical transition.

ACLU lawyer Molly Tack-Hooper tells the newspaper the district needs an anti-discrimination policy.

The ACLU says Wolfe and his girlfriend want to attend the prom together, and he wants to wear black graduation garments instead of the yellow cap and gown that girls wear.

A message left Friday for Shue wasn’t returned.

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Information from: The York Dispatch, http://www.yorkdispatch.com

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