Lesbian teen sues to force school to hold prom

This 2009 photo released by Constance McMillen's family via The ACLU of Mississippi, taken in Fulton, Miss., shows Constance McMillen, 18, a student at the Itawamba County Agricultural High School. The American Civil Liberties Union had demanded she be allowed to bring her girlfriend, who is also a student at the school to the April 2, 2010, prom. The school board met, Wednesday, March 10, 2010, and issued a statement announcing it wouldn't host the prom at the Itawamba County Agricultural High School. (AP Photo/The McMillen Family via The ACLU of Mississippi) (AP Photo/The McMillen Family via The ACLU of Mississippi)

March 12, 2010 3:08:25 PM PST
A lesbian student who wanted to take her girlfriend to her senior prom is asking a federal judge to force her Mississippi school district to reinstate the dance it canceled rather than let the couple attend.

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