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Opening Arguments

A proper prom

No bringing your best friend as a date at this school:

Marian High School student Amanda Howe, 18, planned to bring Justine Werley, a 2006 graduate of the Catholic school, but was informed by school officials that she could not bring a same-sex friend to the formal event.

''We're not trying to go as a couple or anything,'' Howe said. ''So I don't see why they're having a problem with this.''

When I was in high school, guys went to the prom together all the time, and it never would have occurred to anybody that anything gay was going on. Sometimes, it was called "going stag," which was a euphemism for "loser guys afraid to ask a girl for a date."

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