San Diego school picks lesbian homecoming king

October 31, 2011 - 6:50 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego school district superintendent is praising a high school for choosing a lesbian couple to be homecoming king and queen but says he's sad that the school has received hate mail and calls since.

Superintendent Bill Kowba said Monday that some of the hate emails and calls that Patrick Henry High School received were from people who are not residents of San Diego.

Kowba says San Diego Unified School District rejects intolerance and he supports the decision made by students.

Senior Rebeca Arellano (ah-ray-AH'-noh) was crowned king on Friday and her girlfriend, Haileigh Adams, was named homecoming queen.