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Ceara Sturgis is a 17-year-old senior at Wesson Attendance High School. Her mom says she’s really the perfect child—she makes all A’s, she plays soccer as well as an instrument in the school band, and she’s also in Students Against Destructive Decisions. She sure sounds like a model student to me—one that her school would be proud to showcase and highlight as a true example of school spirit and hard work.
But they won’t do that. In fact, Wesson Attendance is doing just the opposite—not allowing Ceara’s senior photo in the school yearbook—on the grounds that she is wearing a tuxedo in the picture.
It also may have something to do with Ceara being a lesbian.
In the wake of yet another Prop 8-like blow this week, the modern Civil Rights Movement is reeling from more legalized discrimination. Maine—a state that fought so hard to gain marriage rights for all and recently awarded such a right to all couples just this year—has now been reverted to a state with marriage inequality status. Their brand new beautiful law has been overturned.
What exactly are these voters so terrified of? That the sanctity of divorce, child custody disputes and asset splitting are threatened to be shared by everyone? Because let’s face it—there is no real sanctity of marriage. The only thing that’s sanctified in any union is love, and couples—no matter their gender, color, religion, or background—deserve to unify that any way they choose.