Aaron Fricke v. Richard B. Lynch
GLAD’s 1980 case, Aaron Fricke v. Richard B. Lynch, is a milestone in protecting the rights of LGBT students. GLAD founder John Ward and co-counsel argued that, in not allowing him to bring a male date to his Prom, Cumberland High School violated Aaron Fricke’s First Amendment rights of association and free speech, and his Fourteenth Amendment right to equal protection of the laws. The court issued an injunction in Aaron’s favor just in time for him to attend the dance with his date, Paul.
Read more about this case at www.glad.org/30years