Homecoming King controversy



A school board in Central Islip is debating whether their homecoming king can be a female student.

The controversy surrounds 17 year old Central Islip High School senior Faith Shepherd who is openly gay.  Shepherd won homecoming king back in October.  News 12 reports a local clergy was not happy and came forward in November in an attempt to have the tradition changed to the king being a male and queen being a female.

Central Islip superintendent Dr. Craig Carr says right now there is no rule on the gender of king and queen titles.  The board of education will decide if there should be a change to the current policy.

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