Lesbian gets $35K settlement over canceled prom

FILE - In this March 22, 2010 file photograph, Constance McMillen, an 18-year-old student at Itawamba County Agricultural High School, looks around the federal courthouse in Aberdeen, Miss., prior to a hearing regarding the ACLU's preliminary injunction to force the prom at her high school. McMillen's life has been a whirlwind in the months since she sued her Mississippi school district over its policy banning same-sex prom dates. McMillen says that while her life in her small hometown is effectively over, a lot of good things have come out of the experience. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File) (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

July 21, 2010 8:31:30 AM PDT
A rural school district that canceled its prom rather than allow a lesbian student to attend with her girlfriend has agreed to pay $35,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit the ACLU filed on her behalf.