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By: CICELY MITCHELL
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) When it comes to allowing a transgendered student the opportunity to dress for the prom in a dress, Spring High School now has a change of heart.

School officials are now allowing that student to wear a dress to the upcoming senior prom, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Tony Zamazal is the student who made headlines for wanting to wear a dress to prom instead of the traditional tuxedo that is worn by male students at the beloved high school event.

Zamazal stated that he feels comfortable dressing as a woman as opposed as a man and he was ready to make his great debut as a student dressed in women’s clothing at the prom; at the time Spring High School said “no.” Zamazal was told by a school administrator that for him to wear a dress would have been “unacceptable”.

So the ACLU stepped in to help and then sent a letter to the principal on March 18, stating that both federal law and the U.S. Constitution protect Zamazal’s right to wear a dress to prom. The school district responded to the letter and reversed its previous decision, now allowing Zamazal to attend the prom in the formal clothing of her choice.

According to the Spring High School website, prom for seniors this year is May 11th from 8 p.m. – midnight at the Woodlands Marriott Waterway.

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