After being told to look like a boy, trans girl misses Mississippi graduation.

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A transgender student in Mississippi has opted out of her high school graduation ceremony due to a controversial dress code policy.

School officials had instructed the student to dress in accordance with her biological sex, rather than her gender identity.

Despite a legal challenge, a federal judge declined to intervene in the matter, leaving the student with no choice but to forego the graduation ceremony.

The recent ruling made by U.S. District Judge Taylor McNeel in Gulfport, Mississippi has elicited disappointment and disbelief from Linda Morris, a staff attorney at the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union. The ruling, which was issued on Friday evening, is widely regarded as both nonsensical and discouraging.

Morris asserts that the client’s encounter is characterized by public humiliation and shame that arises from evidently prejudiced motives.

Furthermore, the family of the client is being deprived of the chance to partake in a singular and indelible moment in their daughter’s existence.

The act of denying an individual’s participation in a graduation ceremony on the basis of their gender is widely regarded as an unacceptable and unjustifiable practice.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has verified that a 17-year-old girl, identified in legal documents solely by her initials L.B., will not be attending the graduation ceremony at Harrison Central High School in Gulfport, located approximately 160 miles (260 kilometers) south of Jackson, on Saturday.

As per Wynn Clark, the legal representative for the Harrison County School District, the student has fulfilled the necessary requirements to be conferred with a diploma.

On Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the district on behalf of a student and her parents.

This action was taken after Harrison Central principal Kelly Fuller and school district superintendent Mitchell King instructed the student, identified only as L.B., to adhere to the boys’ clothing regulations.

Male graduates are required to don white shirts and black slacks, whereas female graduates are expected to wear white dresses.

L.B. made a choice regarding her attire for the upcoming graduation ceremony, opting for a dress to complement her cap and gown.

According to the lawsuit, L.B. has been donning dresses to attend classes and extracurricular events throughout her high school tenure, including a prom last year.

The lawsuit further asserts that L.B. should not be subjected to discriminatory treatment during her graduation ceremony.

According to the lawsuit, King informed L.B.’s mother that the adolescent would be unable to partake in the graduation ceremony unless they were attired in “pants, socks, and shoes, like a boy.”

According to court documents filed on Friday, Clark stated that participation in a graduation ceremony is an optional activity and does not constitute a constitutionally guaranteed entitlement for any student.

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