Thursday August 19, 2010

ACLU Targets 2nd Mississippi School over Lesbian’s Yearbook Photo

By Patrick B. Craine

WESSON, Mississippi, August 19, 2010 ( – After pressuring a Mississippi school to give into homosexualist demands last month, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has launched a lawsuit against another school in the state over their commitment to natural gender norms.

The ACLU is supporting Ceara Sturgis, 18, a homosexual student who is suing Copiah County School District after, she claims, her school excluded her from the yearbook due to her decision to pose in a tuxedo for the photo.

The school, Wesson Attendance Center, reportedly told Sturgis that she must wear a drape for the photo in accordance with school policy. The school remained resolute even after she complained.

Sturgis and the ACLU allege that the school violated the 14th amendment’s guarantee of equal protection and Title IX, which prohibits discrimination based on sex.

The ACLU just wrapped up another case against a Mississippi school in July, after that school cancelled their prom instead of allowing a homosexual teen, named Constance McMillen, to wear a tuxedo and bring her girlfriend as a date. The school eventually capitulated, paying McMillen $35,000 plus legal fees, allowing the court to enter a judgment against them, and agreeing to follow a “non-discrimination” policy regarding homosexuals.

Bryan Fischer, Director of Issue Analysis for the American Family Association, warned at the time that the school district had “compromised the ability of every high school in America to defend natural norms of sexual expression.”

A representative of Wesson Attendance Center informed LifeSiteNews that they are not commenting at this time.

See related coverage:

Constance McMillen Case Has Put Every U.S. High School ‘in Jeopardy’: AFA

School District Pays $35K to Teen over Same-Sex Prom Date Ban

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