Mississippi will never learn.
They tried to keep Constance McMillen from the prom for many things, including wearing a tuxedo, and now another school in Mississippi has removed a photo of a lesbian student for the same reason.
Mississippi high school senior Ceara Sturgis opened her yearbook last Friday to find that her photo, in which she wears a tuxedo, was not included; worse yet, was that her name was not included in the names of the senior class. All because of a tuxedo.
Sturgis, a student at Wesson Attendance Center, and her mother, Veronica Rodriguez, fought school officials last fall when they first rejected the photo of a tuxedo-clad Sturgis. The ACLU wrote a letter demanding officials use Sturgis' submitted photo in the yearbook, but Copiah County School District officials refused.
Veronica Rodriguez said she expected the yearbook to at least contain a reference to her daughter on the senior page, but discovered that the school had refused to acknowledge her entirely.
The Copiah County School District maintains that its decision not to run the photo is based on federal legal precedent.
Oh, you mean the federal legal precedent that says girls can't wear tuxedos in their yearbook pictures in bassackwards states like Mississippi where redneckedness, bigotry, homophobia, racism, and just plain stupidity are the law of the land.