Claudetteia Love and her friends are boycotting the prom in protest over what they say is discrimination.

Ms. Love. (via Facebook)

Claudetteia Love is a senior at Carroll High School in Monroe, LA. An honor student, she has been openly gay for her entire high school career, and claims that it has not caused her any major issues. So it came as quite a surprise when she suddenly found herself being persecuted for her sexuality by the principal himself.

It all happened when Love announced her plans to wear a tuxedo to her senior prom. School officials told her that she would be banned if she did, because that violates the school's dress code. Principal Patrick Taylor told her mother, "Girls wear dresses and boys wear tuxes, and that's the way it is."

Sources: The News Star | NY Daily News