Last April, when Maverick Couch wore a T-shirt to school that said "Jesus is not a homophobe" for 2011 GLSEN's National Day of Silence, he was ordered by his principal to turn the shirt inside out and told he would be suspended if he wore it again.
But Maverick refused to give up. He researched his First Amendment Rights as a student, and on April 3rd, Lambda Legal filed suit against Wayne Local School District in Ohio on behalf of Maverick.
I support Maverick's right to wear his T-shirt to school. I believe students have a fundamental freedom of speech at school and that right allows students to express themselves in ways that cause no harm to others around them. I support Maverick and Lambda Legal's case as well as the work being done on behalf of LGBTQ students around the country.
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