December 8, 2011
The ACLU this week reached an agreement with the Copiah County School District in the case of Ceara Sturgis, who was left out of her school yearbook because she wore a tuxedo in her senior photo. The ACLU said the district agreed to adopt a policy requiring all students to wear a cap and gown, rather than require boys to wear tuxedos and girls to wear drapes. The ACLU also said, "As part of the agreement the school will include Sturgis’ photo featuring the tuxedo in her class’s composite picture hanging in the school library."