I don't know why, but reading about Constance McMillian and the prom being cancelled by her high school because she wanted to wear a tuxedo to accompany her female date, reminded me of an incident several years ago. I worked for a transitional home for the chronically mentally ill, and we were having to find a new residence.
Well we found a house in a nearby community which fit the bill. But, the minister of a local baptist church, began a campaign to keep those "deviants" out of their community because there was no telling what kinds of horrendous occurrences would befall the community, if we were allowed to enter. Needless to say, in the 20 years the transitional home had been operating, no incidents had ever occurred at or around our home. A ninety year old neighbor even testified to what wonderful neighbors we had been! Nevertheless, the minister prevailed and we were denied access to the community. Three months later, the ministers 16 year old son was arrested for having raped and killed a nine year old girl.