Pro-Gay Sweatshirt Could Lead To Suit Against Alabama School That Objected
Elizabeth Garrett, an openly gay sophomore at Brookwood High School, was told to remove a pro-gay sweatshirt.
[It] read, “Warning, This Individual Infected With ‘The Gay,’ Proceed With Caution,” because the official said it was disruptive. At a different point, the same official instructed Elizabeth that same-sex couples would not be allowed at the school’s prom. The Southern Poverty Law Center is threatening to file a federal lawsuit against the district if officials did not stop censoring speech supporting gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals and to do away with its ban on same-sex couples at prom by February 1. “No student should be singled out for unfair treatment or be denied their basic rights at school,” said Same Wolfe, an SPLC attorney.Click here for reuse options!
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