Rebecca Arellano (in photo) and Haileigh Adams of Patrick Henry High School in San Diego, California were crowned as one of the country’s first lesbian homecoming king and queen.
Arellano, in showing her elation, said:
“They were chanting my name and it one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had. I was happier than when I won, my little Haileigh has just been announced Homecoming queen and I couldn’t feel happier! Thanks to every single one of you! You guys made this happen and we are all part of something huge. I can’t fully express how grateful I am. I am in completely shocked that this happen. My girl looks absolutely flawless.”
There were detractors as well, to which Arellano responded:
“Anonymous Patrick Henry students are saying they’re embarrassed and that it’s wrong for a girl to take the spot of king. But there’s no other way for us to run as a couple. It’s not really fair for us not to have the right to run as a couple. For all the girls who think tradition should be continued, go back to the kitchen, stop having sex before you’re married, get out of school and job system, don’t have an opinion, don’t own any property, give up the right to marry who you love, don’t vote, and allow your husband to do whatever he pleases to you. Think about the meaning of tradition when you use it in your argument against us.”
The pair came out during their freshman year and started dating during their sophomore year. Their parents are both supportive of their preferences and relationship.
What do you think? Do you support Rebecca and Haileigh or do you agree with the Anonymous Patrick Henry students?