Not much to do with Hastings, but it's a great story.......
In the USA, a school prom was cancelled, because a female pupil at the school wanted to take her girlfriend as a date.
In summary, the strongly religious school authority felt that same sex relationships are a sin, and so was going to refuse entry to the pupil and her girlfriend. She threatened to sue for discrimination, and so the school cancelled the event .
They then invited local community groups to hold the prom. The suggestion is that they thought local church groups would run the dance, and the girls would be refused entry without the threat of litigation.
The prom is now being held by
....wait for it.....
The American Humanist Association!
It's a story that raises a smile. The full news article is here, if anyone is interested.