The students cheered Monday at a Minnesota high school as a lesbian couple, who fought for the right to walk together as part of a royalty court, entered the school's pep rally.
Classmates of Sarah Lindstrom and Desiree Shelton voted the two seniors onto the royalty court for the Snow Days Pep Fest at Champlin Park High School in northwest Minneapolis, reported the Pioneer Press.
School officials, who worried students would harass the couple, modified the system of the pep rally. Instead of uniting the students in typical boy-girl pairs, the school announced either a parent or teacher could accompany the royal court or the students could walk separately, said The Washington Post.
However, after two groups sued on the pair's behalf, school officials complied and allowed the couple to enter together.