Teenage Student Allowed To Wear Anti-Gay T-Shirt At School
A Connecticut high school student who was originally told that he couldn’t wear his anti-gay t-shirt on school grounds has now been permitted to wear the shirt after the American Civil Liberties Union declared banning the shirt a violation of the student’s first amendment rights.
via CBS News
The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut says officials in a school district are reversing themselves and allowing a student to wear a T-shirt with an anti-gay message.
The ACLU announced Tuesday that the lawyer for the school district says Wolcott High School student Seth Groody may wear the T-shirt, which bears a slash mark through a rainbow. The other side showed a male stick figure and a female stick figure holding hands above the legend, Excessive Speech Day.
The student wore the T-shirt in April 2012 which was designated as a Day of Silence at Wolcott High School as part of a national movement to raise awareness of bullying and harassment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, reports CBS affiliate WFSB in Hartford.
The ACLU says it was prepared to sue the school district. School attorney Christine Chinni wrote to the ACLU this month saying Groody may wear the T-shirt.
Do you think the ACLU was right to allow this student to openly protest against gay rights on school grounds by wearing this t-shirt?