The PJ Tatler

ACLU Gets Father-Daughter, Mother-Son Activities Banned in RI

Or, another reason why the ACLU is one of the most despicable organizations on the planet.

In a move that has taken some parents by surprise, the school department has announced that it is banning traditional “father-daughter” and “mother-son” activities, saying they violate state law.

Supt. Judith Lundsten said the move was triggered by a letter ifrom the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a single mom who had complained that her daughter had not been able to attend her father-daughter dance.

Lundsten said school attorneys found while federal Title IX legislation banning gender discrimination gives an exemption for “father-son” and “mother-daughter” events, Rhode Island law doesn’t.

Was Title IX really intended to put government between parents and their children during activities like picnics and dances? Or is the ACLU more than happy to misuse the courts to jam the state in as a wedge between families?

This little case is one more reminder that for all the rightful focus on the economy in our politics, the culture war has never stopped.