WLBT 3 - Jackson, MS: Lesbian teenager files lawsuit against school district

Lesbian teenager files lawsuit against school district

Posted: Updated:

ITAWAMBA COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A lesbian teenager in North Mississippi who challenged her school district's ban of same-sex prom dates is now suing.

18-year-old Constance McMillen is seeking monetary damages for the public humiliation she suffered.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court.

The suit named the Itawamba County School District and school officials as defendants.

McMillen challenged a rule that bans same-sex prom dates and a stipulation that only male students wear tuxedos.

In response, the school district canceled its April prom and announced parents would sponsor another dance.

©2010 WLBT. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Comments
Terms of Use: We welcome your participation in our community. Please keep your comments civil and on point. Notify us of any inappropriate comments by clicking the “Mark as Offensive” link. You must be at least 13 years of age to post comments. By submitting a comment, you agree to these Terms of Service
You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login or register
See all comments
Close windowBranding

Lesbian teenager files lawsuit against school district

Close window

Every Monday in the 10pm News.

Wednesday's Child

Every Wednesday on the WLBT 5 and 10pm Report

Look Around Mississippi

Check out the latest features on Mississippi.

Sound Off

General Manager Dan Modisett sounds off with his opinions once a week.

Point of View

WLBT News Director makes his point.

Government guidelines for terrorism preparations.

On the Home Front

Local coverage of the war in Iraq.

State terrorism guidelines.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2001 - 2010 WorldNow and WLBT, a Raycom Media Station.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.