The pair sued the Anoka-Hennepin school district and won after they were initially told they couldn’t walk together. The two young women weren’t the only same-sex pairing at the coronation. Two sets of male students marched together, and a lesbian student was escorted by her girlfriend.
Traditionally, members of the school’s 24-member royal court march in as male-female pairs. When Lindstrom and Shelton asked to participate as a same-sex couple, school administrators decided it would be more comfortable for everybody to have students instead enter individually or with an adult considered important in their lives.