Lesbians Crowned California High School Homecoming King and Queen
Four days ago, ABCNews.com reported that two senior girls at a San Diego high school had been awarded the titles of Homecoming King and Queen.
First of all, YAY FOR THEM! And second of all, how cute are they? The adorable duo was crowned separately – Rebeca Arellano received her award at a pep rally and Haileigh Adams was crowned at the homecoming dance – but it says so much when this kind of thing can happen in an American public school.
According to the ABC article, after Haileigh won the crown, Rebeca posted the following on her Facebook wall:
I was happier than when I won, my little Haileigh has just been announced Homecoming queen and I couldn’t feel happier! Thanks to every single one of you! You guys made this happen and we are all part of something huge. I can’t fully express how grateful I am. I am in completely shocked that this happen [sic]. My girl looks absolutely flawless.
The article also mentioned that “the two girls told ABC News that they’re thankful for the abundance of support they’ve received from family, friends, and students and staff at the school. Arellano said one of her teachers told her, ‘Today school is a bit better because of you girls.’”
However, as is typically the case with happy couples, negative reactions came into play.
The LA Times reported that the high school received many disparaging remarks, mostly from parents, that, according to the principal of Patrick Henry High School, “[demonstrate] such a lack of tolerance and [present] such a negative role model for children with their hateful comments.” God bless that principal, let me tell you.
As her own (awesome) reaction to the negative comments, the ABC article also reported that Rebeca said:
For all the girls who think tradition should be continued, go back to the kitchen, stop having sex before you’re married, get out of school and job system, don’t have an opinion, don’t own any property, give up the right to marry who you love, don’t vote, and allow your husband to do whatever he pleases to you. Think about the meaning of tradition when you use it in your argument against us.
Amen, girls. And you’re welcome in Jersey anytime.