Homecoming crowns just the start for San Diego lesbian couple

SAN DIEGO -- It’s only been a week, but that’s not too soon to add 18-year-olds Rebeca Arellano and Haileigh Adams to a list of accomplished Patrick Henry High School alumni that includes Oscar nominee Annette Bening and Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams.

Do you remember Haileigh and Rebeca?

They’re the lesbian couple whose San Carlos classmates voted them homecoming king and queen one whirlwind weekend in October, eliciting raves and rebukes, happiness and hate, locally and nationwide.

When I tried to interview the girls after their unusual reception as royalty, Haileigh politely declined, saying they were overwhelmed by all the media attention and adding that their parents, concerned about a growing backlash, didn’t want them to give any more interviews.

Before last week’s graduation, I asked again.

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