A candidate for the state Senate in Cranston says Republican leadership in the House and Senate will sponsor legislation to change a state law to allow for father-daughter school dances.  Sean Gately says he asked that the legislation be introduced because the Cranston school superintendent banned the dances in response to a complaint from the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a single mother.

"The Providence Journal" reports an ACLU spokesman says the father-daughter dances would still violate federal law unless a similar events such as mother-son dances is offered.