“She doesn’t want anyone else to go through what she went through," said attorney Jeremy Dobbins about his client, Anne Ayers. The 18-year-old valedictorian is suing the Kings Canyon Unified School District after she was denied a leadership position at her school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes club because she is Mormon.
A Reedley High School valedictorian has sued Kings Canyon Unified School District and others alleging she was denied a leadership position at her school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes club because she is Mormon.
Anne Ayers’ complaint, filed in U.S. District Court on Monday, names 15 other defendants, including Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Reedley Mennonite Brethren Church and officials with the school district and Christian club.
“She’s not looking to get rich off this case,” said attorney Jeremy Dobbins of Ayers. “She wants to make a change. She wants to set a precedent that you can’t discriminate against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or any other faith, any other belief.”