When Veronica Rodriguez opened Wesson Attendance Center's Yearbook on Friday, she didn't find a trace of her lesbian daughter Ceara Sturgis after a long battle with school officials to include a photo of her daughter wearing a tuxedo in the school's 2010 yearbook.
The ACLU wrote an October letter demanding officials use Sturgis' submitted photo in the yearbook, but Copiah County School District officials refused. Rodriguez said she expected the yearbook to at least contain a reference to her daughter on the senior page. What she discovered on Friday, when the yearbook came in, was that the school had refused to acknowledge her entirely.
"It's like she's nobody there, even though she's gone to school there for 12 years," Rodriguez said. "They mentioned none of her accolades, even though she's one of the smartest students there with wonderful grades. They've got kids in the book that have been busted for drugs. There's even a picture of one of the seniors who dropped out of school.
"I don't get it. Ceara is a top student. Why would they do this to her?"
What does it matter if she wants to wear a bloody tuxedo? Look, just because she is a lesbian is no reson to shit on her senior year. This child does not deserve this treatment and the school board should be ashamed of itself.
I have a question - if the standard "yearbook picture dress" for a girl is a "scoop-necked drape", what if I consider that to be immodest for my straight daughter?
Stupid gits. I am willing to bet that they did not police the kids walking around with their silly-ass pants hanging to the ground or the crop tops exposing the belly-button piercing, but a girl wants to wear a tuxedo for her yearbook picture so they take an Orwellian stance and make her an "unperson?" That blows.