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ACLU sues school for excluding tux-wearing girl from yearbook

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Wesson Attendance Center has been hit with a discrimination lawsuit. It was filed in behalf of a student who's senior portrait was excluded from the high school's yearbook because she wore a tuxedo instead of a traditional drape.

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Mississippi maintain that Ceara Sturgis was unfairly discriminated against by the Wesson Attendance Center.

The suit charges her rights were violated under Title IX, which prohibits discrimination based on sex and sex stereotypes, and the Fourteenth Amendment's guarantee of equal protection.

Despite efforts to resolve the issue, Sturgis received her yearbook without her portrait or even her name.

The ACLU's complaint can be read here: www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights/sturgis-v-copiah-county-school-district-complaint

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