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ACLU-WA Birthday Party

ACLU-WA Birthday Party

DATE: September 9, 2010, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Cal Anderson Park Meadow and Shelter House, 1635 11th Ave between Pine St. and Olive St., Seattle (map)

Join us with special guest Constance McMillen to celebrate 75 years of protecting civil liberties, including the freedom to love whomever you choose. Featuring cupcakes, ”prom” photos, and merriment. Free and open to the public.

Represented by the ACLU, 18-year-old Constance sued school officials and won a federal court ruling in March that her Mississippi high school violated her First Amendment rights when it canceled the school prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend. School officials then cruelly put on a "decoy" prom for her while the rest of her classmates were at a private prom 30 miles away.

Constance’s courage in standing up for her rights earned her an invitation to a White House reception with the President.

And Constance won an important victory in July when school officials agreed to implement a policy banning discrimination or harassment on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, the first policy to do so at a public school in Mississippi.

Special Thanks:

Trophy Cupcakes
DRY Soda
Heather Trimm Photography

DRY Soda Co.Heather Trimm Photography

Visit Street Treats mobile dessert truck and Where Ya At Matt creole soul food truck. Both will be parked alongside Cal Anderson.