After a male student at a Catholic high school asked to bring another boy to his prom, he was denied. But instead of dwelling on the school’s decision, he sued the school for discrimination on the basis of his sexual orientation. Nineteen-year-old Lance Sanderson launched a change.org petition in order to bring a boy to Christian Brothers High School, but the school ultimately wouldn’t allow him to do so. The hate he felt from the school and his fellow students, forced him to complete is senior-year course load at home.
“I was very active at school,” Sanderson told NBC News. “It was a big part of my life, and it was all of a sudden gone. I was alone 24/7.”
According to NBC:
With his lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Circuit Court, Sanderson is seeking up to $1 million from CBHS on several state and federal claims — including breach of contract, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent training and a violation under Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments.