INDIANA: Lambda Legal Settles Prom Lawsuit On Behalf Of Trans Student

Lambda Legal has settled its lawsuit against an Indiana school district after a 2006 incident in which a principal physically blocked the door of a high school prom in order to prevent a transgender student from attending in a dress. Via press release:

“Gary School Corporation’s new policies and trainings will help to ensure that other students don’t face discrimination because of who they are or what they wear,” said Christopher Clark, Senior Staff Attorney in Lambda Legal’s Midwest Regional Office in Chicago. “It is unfortunate that Gary School Corporation has spent almost four years defending a discriminatory policy. The message for schools across the country should be clear – they should adopt and follow dress code policies that respect the rights of all students, and they should let all students attend the school prom without discrimination based on gender identity or expression.”

The lawsuit was settled for an “undisclosed amount on terms agreeable to all parties.” Finally, some good news today!