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Mississippi transgender high school teen will not attend graduation after being barred from wearing a dress

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A Mississippi transgender high school student will not attend graduation after a federal judge said on Friday the school district could bar the teen from wearing a dress to walk across the stage and collect her “long-awaited diploma.” 

The 17-year-old transgender girl and her parents filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Mississippi this week against Harrison County School District after school officials told the girl on May 9 that “she could not attend or participate in her high school graduation ceremony while wearing a dress and heeled shoes,” court documents said.  

Administrators at Harrison Central High School informed the teen less than two weeks before the event there was a dress code policy for the May 20 graduation which states girls…

2023-05-20 17:59:00

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