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ERIC Number: EJ759398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-5
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
T-Shirts on Gay Issues Spur Lawsuits
Hendrie, Caroline
Education Week, v24 n16 p1,16 Jan 2005
Young people have long sported T-shirts that schools wish they'd leave at home. Legal fights have been waged in recent years, for example, over shirts about guns, abortion, the Confederate battle flag, and the war in Iraq. But at a time when gay rights remains a divisive and unsettled issue nationally, a recent spate of disputes over T-shirts on the subject has presented educators with particularly vexing problems. This article reports on the Missouri and California cases involving students who had sued their school districts after administrators censored them from wearing t-shirts on gay issues. Disputes over such shirts have also cropped up in Minnesota, New York state, North Carolina, Ohio, and Utah, among other places.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Missouri