A transgender girl from Mississippi was forced to miss her graduation ceremony after the judge decided she must comply with the school’s dress code.
The dress code
School officials told the 17-year-old transgender girl that she must follow the school’s dress code for male student graduates.
The official statement
The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi represented the teen. They issued a statement that the court decided to bar their client, known as L. B., from dressing according to gender identity, calling it “deeply disappointing and concerning.”
Freedom for all students
The Union said, “All Mississippi students should have the right and autonomy to be who they are—not who judges and school officials think they should be.”
The ACLU sued the district
The AP claim that the Unions sued the school district after Harrison Central High School principal Kelly Fuller and superintendent Mitchell King told L.B. to dress according to the men’s dress code.
Girls in white dresses, men in black
According to the rules, all girls should wear white dresses, while boys wear black slacks and white shirts.
The filing says the school has “offered no rationale that could justify the severe and ongoing deprivation of Plaintiffs’ constitutional and statutory rights to be free from gender discrimination.”
The trans girl wore skirts and dresses
The lawsuit also said, “Over the past four years of her high school career, Plaintiff L.B. has worn dresses, skirts, and other traditionally feminine clothing items without issue or repercussion, including during in-person classes, school-sponsored events and programs, and extracurricular activities.”
A sudden change of heart
Further, it states, “Defendants’ sudden decision to prohibit L.B. from wearing a dress and heeled shoes now, during the final and perhaps most important event of her high school career, serves no legitimate interest or justification.”
L.B.’s mother received the call
Harrison County School District Superintendent Mitchell King told L.B.’s mom that L.B. “needs to wear pants, socks, and shoes like a boy,” the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi alleged.
The transgender girl met the qualifications
The Harrison County School District attorney, Wynn Clark, confirmed to AP that the transgender girl met all qualifications to receive the diploma.
The judge’s final word
U.S. District Judge Taylor McNeel rejected the ACLU’s temporary restraining order on the school’s dress code policy one day before the graduation ceremony.
ACLU said this was a milestone for their client
On Twitter, ACLU added, “Our client should be focused on celebrating this life milestone alongside her friends and loved ones. Instead, this ruling casts shame and humiliation on a day that should be focused on joy and pride.”
People are confused
On Reddit, a person asked, “Why does a judge decide if she can wear a dress? Do people need to get approval on clothing in Mississippi?”
Going after GOP
Someone wrote, “Oh look, the party of small government is dictating what someone is allowed to wear.” Another wondered, “Doesn’t everyone wear a dress when they graduate?”
Campaign of hate
This Reddit poster added, “Hate Hate Hate Hate Hate and then threw in some more hate. This is what it’s like to be a Republican in 2023.”
Many wondered what’s the point of a dress code, with someone asking, “Were any women not allowed to attend because they were going to wear pants and flat shoes?”
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