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Bill to save father-daughter dances heads to vote in R.I. Senate

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The Rhode Island Senate could soon vote on a proposal aimed at saving events like a father-daughter school dance that was canceled over concerns that gender-specific events violate state antidiscrimination laws. The Senate Education Committee voted Wednesday to send the legislation to the full Senate. The bill would allow schools to provide activities specifically for students of one gender as long as reasonably similar activities are open to students of the opposite sex. School officials in Cranston canceled the father-daughter dance last year after the state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint on behalf of a single mother whose daughter could not attend.

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