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Cranston, R.I.

School board to take up issue of banned dances

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The Cranston school board is to consider a resolution asking the General Assembly to change state law to allow father-daughter dances and other gender-specific events. District Superintendent Judith Lundsten ended the events, including mother-son ball games, beginning this school year to comply with a state gender discrimination law. The state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint on behalf of a single mother last spring, and school district attorneys reviewing it found that, while federal gender discrimination laws exempt such events, Rhode Island law does not. The School Committee chairwoman, Andrea Iannazzi, said the board will vote on seeking a legislative fix that would allow ‘‘ladies’ choice’’ or ‘‘gentleman’s choice’’ events to continue.

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