Liz Burke, WPRO News
The father-daughter school dance may be coming back. The controversial decision to cancel the dance was made because of concerns that gender-specific events violated state anti-discrimination laws.
The cancellation occurred in Cranston when one single mother complained that her daughter would be ostracized. The move sparked outrage from some members of the community.
The Associated Press reports that the Cranston School Committee asked lawmakers to slightly change the law so events like the dance could happen again in the future.
Senator Hanna Gallo announced legislation that would allow schools to provide activities specifically for students of one gender, like the father-daughter dance, as long as there is another activity open to students of the opposite gender.