Alabama Teen Censored for Supporting Gays

31 Aug

More bravery from a teenager standing up for equality! 15-year old Sara Couvillon, a student at Hoover High School in Alabama, has been told she can’t wear a t-shirt she happens to like.

The t-shirt, which states in big letters – “gay? fine by me” – is a shirt that Sara wore to school last year without any issue. This year however, her school administrators told her that the shirt causes them “concern for her safety” according to the Birmingham News.

The civil rights group, The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has sent a letter to the school demanding that they stop censoring students by September 12th or a suit will be filed against them.

Well done, Sara and thank you to SPLC for supporting a child who knows better than the adults surrounding her.

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5 Responses to “Alabama Teen Censored for Supporting Gays”

  1. Josh August 31, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    What’s wrong with wearing a shirt that shows support for gay rights? We all have our right to Freedom of Speech. That’s violating her Freedom of Speech. That school is wrong for doing what they did. Plain and simple.

  2. Shauna Michelle Kelly August 31, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    More power to her! I’d buy her a drink… if she was 21 that is :)

  3. Jan Shepherd August 31, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    But we are, no doubt, allowed to display all sorts of lewd slogans as long as they are heterosexual in nature.

  4. Corinne-Jaiynn Ewence September 1, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    Roll on the day when equality means that no one, gay or not HAVE to declare their sexuality!
    We should all support each other regardless.

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