Some students and parents have campaigned for their high school prom to ban gay people.
Sullivan High School in Sullivan, Indiana refused to meet their request, leading to the campaigners to consider setting up a prom of their own, reports NBC2.
One student, Kynon Johnson, stated: "If we can get a good prom, then we can convince more people to come and follow what they believe."
Another student said: "We want to make the public see that we love the homosexuals, but we don't think it's right nor should it be accepted."
However, Jim Davis - a local resident - has criticized plans of the '2013 Sullivan Traditional Prom', arguing that everyone should be considered equal.
"The feeling of being loved and belonging is universal," he said.
A Facebook group for the 'traditional' prom was set up but has since been taken down.
A counter-group 'Support the Sullivan High School Prom for All Students' has gathered more than 700 Facebook likes so far.