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Groups call on RI governor to veto 'father-daughter' dance bill

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (MyFoxBoston.com) – More than a dozen women's groups are calling on Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee to put an end to father-daughter dances.

This stems from complaints over the Cranston public school's decision to host a father-daughter dance.
    
Legislators in Rhode Island approved a bill that would allow activities for one sex provided there is an equal one offered for the other sex.
    
The Providence Journal reports that a letter sent to Chafee's office calls for him to veto the bill. The letter says allowing the bill is a violation of anti-discrimination laws and would open the state up to costly lawsuits in the future.
    
The governor has not commented on the letter.

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