Pro-Gay Sweatshirt Could Lead To Suit Against Alabama School That Objected

Posted by | January 27, 2012 14:09 | Filed under: Top Stories

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.

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