October 29th, 2013 | by ANDREA DAMEWOOD News | Posted In: Gay Rights, PDX News, Schools

Cleveland High School Elects Same-Sex Couple to Homecoming Court

clevelandcoupleLaurel Osborne and Sophia Schoenfeld - Courtesy Cleo Bethel, Cleveland Clarion

Another sign most Millennials don't think twice about sexual orientation: Cleveland High School elected a senior lesbian couple to its homecoming court this month.

Traditionally, the student body elects a king and queen and prince and princess to homecoming court. but this year, students voted in Laurel Osborne and Sophia Schoenfeld, who are dating, as dual princesses in the court, the student paper The Cleveland Clarion reports.

The paper says it is the first time a same-sex couple has been elected to homecoming court. 

Here's how the paper summed up the vote: 

“And what was really great about what happened? No one made a big deal out of it; rather the senior class simply recognized two of their friends who were dating by voting for them as part of the homecoming court."

Cleveland's homecoming vote mirrors their age group's national trend toward accepting homosexuality: NPR reported this year that support for same-sex marriage among 18 to 32 year olds is at an all time high of 70 percent.

And earlier this year, Northeast Portland's Grant High School was one of the first schools in the country to install unisex restrooms for transgender students.

 
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