Mississippi Teen Suing Over Rejected Tux Photo!

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Good for her!

As we previously reported, Ceara Sturgis‘ senior photo was rejected from the yearbook because she wore a tux – and now she’s gonna teach the school a lesson!

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit for Ceara claiming discrimination in the basis of sex and gender stereotypes. The lawsuit alleges a violation of Title IX, the federal law prohibiting discrimination based on gender.

Christine P. Sun, senior counsel with the ACLU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Project said:

“Inclusion in the senior yearbook is a rite of passage for students, and it is shameful that Ceara was denied that chance. It’s unfair and unlawful to force students to conform to outdated notions about what boys and girls should look like without any regard to who they actually are as people.”

We wish her luck! Equality for all!!!

Aug 17, 2010 7:50pm PDT

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