Like a lot of high school students, Andy Moreno wanted the chance to be on the school’s homecoming court.
According to some news accounts, Moreno’s peers backed the bid for not just the court but homecoming queen.
She said no, apparently, because Moreno is a transgender female.
Seems to be a matter of democracy denied or at least not allowed to work, which is, um, denied. If the kid wants to run, let her run and let the student body decide who they want as homecoming queen.
It’s a popularity contest just as much, or more, as it is a physical attractiveness contest. Hey kids, two words: write-in candidate.
Put the kid on the ballot and let the majority decide. You might just be surprised, whichever side of the issue you’re on.
Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. Things have changed since he was in high school. Mostly his age.