Janizia Ross – Suspended For Same-Sex Proposal

Janizia Ross is the 17-year-old who received an in-school suspension for proposing to her girlfriend during a high school talent show.  The incident occurred at Alexandria High School in Alabama.  Janizia’s mother, Jeanise Ross-Walton explains that her daughter made a rainbow-colored poster with “Prom?” on it.


School claims Janizia was suspended for public “promposal”

Alexandria High School officials claim that Ross wasn’t suspended for proposing to her girlfriend she was suspended for breaking a rule against public “promposals.” Janizia and her friend, who was the master of the ceremony, received in school suspensions.

Janizia Ross Suspended For Same-Sex Proposal
Janizia Ross Suspended For Same-Sex Proposal

Janizia’s mom says that Janizia asked a teacher for permission to hold up the sign during the talent show.  The teacher granted Janizia permission but later revoked it.  The master of the ceremony didn’t know the teacher changed her mind.

Janizia held up the sign during the talent show and then her and her girlfriend hugged.  Alabama has the lowest percentage of citizens of any state who support same sex marriage.  It’s the center of the Bible Belt and the home of Judge Roy Moore.  Same sex marriage is not a privilege, it’s equal rights.

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