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Rochester area Jesuit school allows gay couple to attend ball

A gay couple at McQuaid Jesuit High School will be allowed to attend their Junior Ball together.
Brighton (WSYR-TV/WROC-TV) – A gay couple at McQuaid Jesuit High School will be allowed to attend their Junior Ball together.

The students asked permission to attend the dance as a couple at the all-boys' Catholic school and an online petition emerged in support of the pair, according to WROC-TV.

In a lengthy note to parents Wednesday, the school’s president, Father Edward Salmon, said, "If our two brothers who have asked to attend the Junior Ball wish to do so, they will be welcomed."

Father Salmon went on to say that he was not encouraging or condoning homosexual activity, or contradicting church teachings.

The students are both juniors at McQuaid who are, according to online petitions, openly gay.

The complete text of Father Salmon’s letter is available on WROC-TV’s website.

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