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Sunday, April 17, 2005

UNITED STATES: School bans gay t-shirt

On April 8, the American Civil Liberties Union commenced legal action against a Missouri public high school that disciplined a student for wearing t-shirts with gay-friendly messages. Fifteen-year-old LaStaysha Myers was twice sent home for wearing shirts with handwritten phrases such as “I support gay rights!”. The ACLU is arguing this is a violation of free speech. A year ago, a student at the same school was suspended for wearing a t-shirt that said “I’m gay, and I’m proud”. Also last week, the ACLU investigated complaints that Ohio schools had sent students home for wearing shirts advocating same-sex marriage rights.


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