Ohio student sues over high school's ban of T-shirt

April 3, 2012
Waynesville High won't let him wear shirt that says “Jesus Is Not a Homophobe”

From The Cincinnati Enquirer: A high school student in Waynesville, Ohio, has sued his school in federal court in an effort to force school officials to let him wear a T-shirt with the slogan “Jesus Is Not A Homophobe.” Maverick Couch wants to wear the shirt to Waynesville High School on April 20 to show support for the Day of Silence, a national event that draws attention to the silencing of gay and lesbian students through bullying. Couch, 17, says he tried to wear the shirt last spring for the Day of Silence and on several other occasions, but school Principal Randy Gebhardt has repeatedly rejected his request.

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