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ACLU Settles Case Regarding Mississippi Lesbian's Yearbook Tux Photo

ACLU Settles Case Regarding Mississippi Lesbian's Yearbook Tux Photo

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has come to an agreement with the Copiah County School District in Mississippi regarding a lesbian student’s photo and name being left out of the yearbook last year for wearing a tuxedo in her picture. The ACLU sued the district in 2010, claiming discrimination against Wesson Attendance Center senior Ceara Sturgis.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has come to an agreement with the Copiah County School District in Mississippi regarding a lesbian student’s photo and name being left out of the yearbook last year for wearing a tuxedo in her picture, according to ABC News.

The ACLU sued the district in 2010, claiming discrimination against Wesson Attendance Center senior Ceara Sturgis. To sidestep this issue in the future the school district will now require caps and gowns be worn by all students in their yearbook photos.

In addition to the new requirement for yearbook photos, a picture of Sturgis wearing the tuxedo will be added to the photo of her class that is on display in the school library. Sturgis, a popular and academically accomplished student, attended the school for 12 years.

In a statement, Sturgis said she is happy to have her photo among her classmates.

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