A high school in Oregon is jumping aboard the equality bandwagon by voting a same-sex couple to the homecoming court.
Laurel Osborne and girlfriend Sophia Schoenfeld were voted by classmates to be the homecoming princess and princess. At Cleveland High School in Portland, there is no vote to determine the king and queen, or in this case, queen and queen, but couples actually have to do a relay to determine who will win the highest title.
While Osborne and Schoenfeld didn’t get the highest title, they say they are happy to have just been voted in the running.
“At first, I didn’t think it was that big of a deal,” said Schoenfeld to Fox 12 KPTV. “I thought, ‘That's cool.’ But there was an article written about it and it was really cool when I noticed how much of an impact it had. A lot of teachers came up to us and said, ‘Congratulations, it’s a really big step.’”
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Schoenfeld and Osborne say that nobody made a big deal out of the whole thing and that it seemed to be normal for their classmates to vote them into the running. The girls said that even though they didn’t win the top spots, they were excited that they were at least able to ride on the float in the ceremony.