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Girl barred from prom for wearing suit gets invitation to another event

12 May 2016

Aniya Wolf had somewhat of the opposite problem.

A high school student was thrown out of prom because she wore a tuxedo instead of a dress.

A school official threatened to call the police if Wolf did not leave.

Bishop McDevitt said they require girls to wear formal dresses to the dance, but Wolf and her mother said the school did not inform students of that until the day of the prom.

"I think my experience shouldn't be any different than anyone else's because of something I was born with", Wolf told ABC 27. Some pledged to wear trousers and suits in honor of Aniya's choice.

A lesbian teenager who was kicked out of her prom in Harrisburg, Pa., on Friday for wearing a suit received a message of support from her local mayor.

William Penn Senior High School Principal Brandon Carter says he invited Aniya Wolf to the May 21 event because "We do embrace all".

Kenney, who today expanded a ban on city-funded travel to places with anti-LGBT legislation, told Wolf on Facebook that she should just continue to be herself.

According to Aniya, and her many online supporters, it's time the high school to re-evaluate their discriminatory set of rules. When Wolf chose to attend the event anyway, she was told she had to leave or the police would be called. "I said that this was very unfair", she told WHTM. 'I think I'm dressed pretty modestly'.

In a statement provided to CNN, Sister Mary Anne Bednar of Bishop McDevitt High School said it was nothing personal, and the dress code was made clear months in advance.

"Without question, we love, respect and cherish all of our students", she said.

Girl barred from prom for wearing suit gets invitation to another event