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Ellen DeGeneres has given her support to a teenage lesbian caught up in a scandal at her school in Mississippi.

Constance McMillen is at the centre of a controversy following her decision to take her lesbian girlfriend to the Itawamba County School District prom. The school barred McMillan from attending, and eventually cancelled the prom amid a public backlash. The Civil Liberties Union are now taking the school board to court over their decision.

Lesbian activist and talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres handed McMillan a $30,000 scholarship during her show on Friday, March 19.

Degeneres applauded McMillan’s decision to speak out about the incident: "It’s always easy to be quiet, especially when you know somebody might tell you ‘no’ or it’s going to cause a scene.

“I admire you so much. When I was your age I never would have had the strength to do what you are doing.”

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