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Ceara Sturgis’ High School Earns An ACLU Lawsuit For Refusing Her Tuxedo Yearbook Pic

Can Mississippi high schools get no love from the ACLU? There was the Constance McMillen fracas that got Itawamba County School District to fork over $35,000 and institute a non-discrimination policy. And now the civil liberties group is going after the Wesson Attendance Center for excluding lesbian Ceara Sturgis’ yearbook photo where she sported a tuxedo.

(The school ended up printing yearbooks without even including Sturgis’ name.)

A federal lawsuit claims Sturgis’ rights under Title IX and the 14th Amendment were violated. At the very least, they could’ve printed the superlative “Most Likely To Sue.”

Ceara Sturgis’ High School Refused to Run Her Tuxedo Picture in the Yearbook. Or Even Mention Her Name
Ceara Sturgis’ Tuxedo Yearbook Photo That Her High School Won’t Publish