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Two male Chattahoochee High students claim discrimination in prom royalty elections

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Two male students at Chattahoochee High School in Fulton County are claiming discrimination based off of sexual orientation after they said they were told they would not be able to both be voted as Prom Royalty.

The two male students, who are in a relationship together, said they were both nominated to be named prom king. They campaigned in the hopes that they would both be able to win the title of prom king and be the first gay couple in the school’s history to hold the title of Prom Royalty.

The two students said when they spoke with school administrators, they were told that despite the fact that a straight couple was also nominated to be named Prom Royalty, the process of election would not change. The two male students proposed opening the election process from one list of male candidates and one list of female candidates to a list that included both sexes, and students would vote for the two best options.

We have reached out to school administrators and school system officials for a statement.

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