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Cole Gofort, a gay fifteen-year-old Tennessee high school student, bought a t-shirt at the mall that reads “I <3 Lady Gay Gay." He wore it to school, and the principal promptly sent him home to change. His mom claims the school is violating his First Amendment rights. The general rule in schools about students' rights to free expression is this: They have one, until it disrupts regular school functions. Administrators defend their decision, saying it was a preventative move to keep a previous week's fight from repeating.
The situation is a little less dramatic than Constance McMillen’s prom fight, but equally ridiculous about gay teens being excoriated by school districts.
Either way, his mother is The Awesome.
UPDATE: Tweets Lady Gaga: “Thank u for wearing your tee-shirt proud at school, you make me so proud, at the monsterball, you are an inspiration to us all. I love you.X”