Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Judge Rules Mississippi Violated Lesbian's Rights

Judge Won't Force Mississippi District to Hold Prom

But the Judged ruled that the school district violated the rights of lesbian student Constance McMillen

ACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi school district violated a lesbian student's rights by banning her from bringing her girlfriend to the prom, a federal judge ruled today, but he stopped short of forcing the district to hold the event.

U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson denied an American Civil Liberties Union request for a preliminary injunction that would have forced the Itawamba County school district to sponsor the April 2 prom and allow Constance McMillen to escort her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo.

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