Student Wins Right To Wear ‘Jesus Is Not A Homophobe’ Shirt

On last year’s Day of Silence, Ohio high school student Maverick Couch wore a t-shirt to school that said “Jesus Is Not A Homophobe,” but Waynesville High School Principal Randy Gebhardt ordered him to turn the shirt inside out. When Maverick asked to wear the shirt again this past fall, Gebhardt threatened him with suspension. Lambda Legal sued on Maverick’s behalf, and has officially won the case, including $20,000 for damages, costs, and attorneys’ fees. Though Maverick is set to graduate this weekend, he ensures the freedom of expression is preserved for all students in Wayne Local Schools.

Maverick with family and friends.