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Single mom says daddy-daughter dance discriminates

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Updated: 1/08 10:41 am
By Kevin McCarty

AUBURN, Wash. (KIRO-TV) — A single mother in Auburn said when she and another woman planned to take their daughters to the annual daddy-daughter dance held by Auburn's Parks and Recreation Department in February, she was told she couldn't attend. "They said that we can't go because we're women," said Tiffany Whittaker. "They said it is a daddy-daughter dance, not a mother-daughter."

Whittaker said her daughters were looking forward to a night of dressing up and dancing. "My kids were excited and now they can't go and they're heartbroken, and I have to explain that to them."

Parks and Recreation Director Daryl Faber explained that's the way the event has been for years, and it's too late to change it now. "The program is exclusive in that it's a daddy-daughter event," he said.

Whittaker decided she wasn't taking no for an answer. She organized an online petition drive to drum up support for a similar event that would include single mothers, fathers and same-sex couples. "It's discrimination in my opinion. I have a lot of friends that are in same-sex relationships, and they wouldn't be able to take their kids and that's heartbreaking." But even though her petition has collected only a handful of supporters, Whittaker's efforts may already be paying off. Faber said the Parks and Recreation Department is already looking into adding an event open to all parents. And he said it was Whittaker's determination that convinced his department to do it. "We're glad to have her input and the petition. It had never come to our attention before," he said.



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king kaos - 1/8/2014 1:21 PM
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Also, is all of the white trash chicks in "Merica" related or something? They all SHOP AT THE SAME STORE and get thier hair done at the SAME SALON! I can somehow SMELL this nasty faced grossarse through the computer! I bet she has more fingernails than teeth too, without a DOUBT! Id also be willing to bet I could pick her "boo" out of a lineup wihtout ever hearing ANYTHING about him... its a big goofy black dude or a skinny white guy with a shaved head with a 1/4 inch of stubble, tatoos on his neck and back of his legs with some weird pock mark things on his face and meth mouth who thinks hes a genious and gorgeous. Oh yeah and a total "bad boy" because he shop lifts cds at walmart and steals garage door openers at tape players out of roached out old cars with the doors unlocked. STERALIZE IMMEDIATE

king kaos - 1/8/2014 1:16 PM
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SHUT UP YOU IGNORANT SLU... G. Anyway listen stupid, its a daddy daughter dance and its for daddies and thier daughters. Just becasue you decided that you no longer wanted to be your sperm doners semen dumpster doesnt mean your kids dont have a fahter. ITS TRASH like this idiot that makes this world such a ridiculous place to live... if your duaghters want to go to the daddy daughter dance, HAVE THIER DADS TAKE THEM otherwise it would be called just a "DANCE". What freaking jerks these hacks are. No wonder you cannot find a partner, and you should have NEVER BEEN ALLOWED TO HAVE KIDS(as I am sure it should have been with your mother too), in hopes that someday all of you inbred shart-stains will eventually die off and this will once again be a great and glorius country. FOOLS, WTF? Just sayin...
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