Further reading: http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/news/story.jsp?floc=ne-main-1-l2&flok=FF-APO-1110&idq=/ff/story/0001/20041124/0031661820.htm&sc=1110ACLU Sues Missouri School District
By STEVE BRISENDINE
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday sued a southwest Missouri school district for prohibiting a high school student from wearing gay pride-themed T-shirts.
The district has said the T-shirts were disruptive and therefore a violation of school dress code. The lawsuit filed in federal court also names Webb City High School Principal Stephen P. Gollhofer.
``Because I'm gay, my school is trying to take away my constitutional right as an American to express myself,'' the student, Brad Mathewson, said in a statement.
this kid had the right to have on his t shirt -- if the other students were allowed to wear anti-gay t shirts then this kid should be allowed to wear his own as well -- he TRADED his t shirt with a friend and his friend had NO problems the rest of the day -- that sure reeks of discrimination and suppressing the kid's right to freedom of expression -- im rooting for this student to win his case!!!