A Clay County lesbian student reached an out-of-court agreement with the local school board, about six months after her senior portrait was banned from the yearbook because she was dressed in a tuxedo.

The debate began earlier this year when Fleming Island principal Sam Ward pulled Davis' yearbook photo because it violated the dress code for senior portraits.

School officials said sexual preference was not the issue, but gender. They said since Davis did not follow the rules on dress, she would not be in the yearbook. The county school board and its superintendent backed the decision.

Davis said she wore a tux for her senior photo because it made her feel more comfortable than a drape -- the two options given to students.