The school that threatened to suspend Maverick Couch if he wore a “Jesus Is Not A Homophobe” T-shirt to school has agreed to let him wear it for one day only: April 20, the national Day of Silence, which protests the bullying of LGBT students.
“We’re glad that Maverick is able to wear his shirt on April 20,” Couch’s attorney, Christopher Clark, said. “However, a student’s First Amendment rights are not restricted to one day of the year — we will continue to fight until Maverick is allowed to express who he is on any day he chooses.”
Clark is an attorney with the civil rights group Lambda Legal, which is assisting Couch in the lawsuit against the school, located 35 miles northeast of Cincinnati.
The school said the shirt was “sexual in nature” and therefore inadmissible, which I imagine will not old up so well in court. After all, the place probably is okay with students wearing chastity rings and “I’m Saving Myself For Marriage” shirts, right?