Alabama School Removes Ban On Pro-Gay T-Shirt


After the Southern Poverty Law Center sent a letter threatening to file a lawsuit against an Alabama high school that told a student she could not wear a pro-gay T-shirt at school, the school’s administration has reversed their decision. Officials said in a statement that the shirt “has not caused a substantial disruption and the student will be allowed to wear it.” Originally, school officials said she could not wear it because of concerns for her safety, but the 15-year-old student said she had worn it the previous year without issue. Sam Wolfe, staff attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center, said the SPLC was glad the school changed their decision, but “while the outcome is a good one, it is unfortunate that this fundamental right was denied in the first place.”