The ACLU’s opposition to father-daughter dances is being questioned by a conservative law group that warns a ban on gender-specific events at Cranston public schools violates the constitutional rights of parents.
In a letter that became public only recently, the ACLU had claimed that father-daughter dances violate a federal statute, known as Title IX, which outlaws discrimination on the basis of sex in any school that receives federal funds. But, in a response obtained by GoLocalProv, the Stephen Hopkins Center for Civil Rights says neither the federal law nor its state version applies to father-daughter dances in Cranston because they are sponsored by private parent-teacher organizations (PTOs).
Helen and Tracey Minkin from GoLocalProv discuss HERE.
Read Steven Beale's full story HERE.