Lesbian Barred From Prom Wins $35K

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Constance McMillen was awarded $35,000 in damages from the Mississippi school district that told her she'd be ejected from her school prom if she showed up in a tux with her girlfriend — that would buy a lot of corsages and Zima. The administration at the Itawamba Agricultural High School realizes (i.e., has been sued by the ACLU into admitting) that their policy was terrible, and they are now prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. McMillen says she's glad it's all over, but notes: "I won't ever get my prom back." [CNN]