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posted Friday, October 16, 2009 - Volume 37 Issue 42

Mississippi School Refuses to Publish Yearbook Photo of Lesbian in Tux
Wesson Attendance Center, a K-12 school located south of Jackson, Mississippi, is refusing to allow out lesbian Ceara Sturgis to publish a photo in the yearbook in which she is wearing a tuxedo.

The AP's Shelia Byrd reports: "Traditionally, female students dress in drapes and males wear tuxedos. Now, the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi has gotten involved, issuing a demand letter to Principal Ronald Greer to publish the picture of Sturgis in the tuxedo. The ACLU says it's giving the school until Oct. 23 to respond before pursuing court action, said Kristy L. Bennett, the ACLU's legal director. A secretary for Greer referred questions to Copiah County Schools Superintendent Rickey Clopton, who declined to comment on Thursday. Sturgis said she should get to decide how she looks in the senior photo."

full story: http://www.towleroad.com/2009/10/mississippi-school-refuses-to-publish-yearbook-photo-of-lesbian-in-tux.html


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