This week, an unnamed student in the competition was asked where he saw himself in ten years, and answered he wanted to be legally wed to the man of his dream—which opened the door for administrative censoring. According to the Orange County Register:
A student was removed by an administrator from the Mr. Fullerton competition Tuesday night after a pro-gay remark. The student said he hoped to find the love of his life, marry him and hoped gay marriage would be legal…
In a statement, Fullerton Joint Union High School District Superintendent George Giokaris said the student’s answer did not violate any school rules.
“The district has concluded that the matter was not handled appropriately by the assistant principal,” Giokaris said. “The district believes that the matter should have been handled privately with the student by the assistant principal.”
Giokaris said the administrator apologized privately to the student and publicly over the school’s public-address system Wednesday morning.
Bravo to this high-school senior, who was brave enough to admit he’s gay and furthermore unashamed to want to be in a loving, healthy relationship.
UPDATE: The student’s name is Kearian Giertz, and he spoke with NBS Local Los Angeles: