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Apr 21 - Schools may ban hurtful T-shirt slogans

 Apr 21 - Schools may ban hurtful T-shirt slogans
topic by tmich19 - 04-21-2006, 01:46 PM - Boxden > BX Daily Bugle - news and headlines


Fri Apr 21, 9:06 AM ET

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Public schools can bar clothing with slogans that are hurtful, a U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday in the case of a student who wore a T-shirt saying "Homos3xuality is shameful."
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The 2-1 decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals backed a San Diego-area high school's argument that it was entitled to tell a student to remove a T-shirt with that message.

The officials were concerned the slogan could raise tension at the school, where there had been conflict between gay and straight students.

The student sued, claiming the school's dress code violated his free speech, religious freedom and due process rights.

Writing for the panel's majority, Judge Stephen Reinhardt affirmed a lower court's decision against an injunction against the school and said schools may bar slogans believed to be hurtful.

Students "who may be injured by verbal a$saults on the basis of a core identifying characteristic such as race, religion, or s3xual orientation, have a right to be free from such attacks while on school campuses," Reinhardt wrote.

"The demeaning of young gay and lesbian students in a school environment is detrimental not only to their psychological health and well-being, but also to their educational development," Reinhardt added.

In his dissent, Judge Alex Kozinski said the majority would gag campus dissent to Poway High School's policies.

"The types of speech that could be banned by the school authorities under the Poway High School hate policy are practically without limit. Any speech code that has at its heart avoiding offense to others gives anyone with a thin skin a heckler's veto - something the Supreme Court has not approved in the past," Kozinski wrote.

Reinhardt rejected this argument.

"Perhaps our dissenting colleague believes that one can condemn homos3xuality without condemning homos3xuals. If so, he is wrong. To say that homos3xuality is shameful is to say, necessarily, that gays and lesbians are shameful," Reinhardt.

"There are numerous locations and opportunities available to those who wish to advance such an argument. It is not necessary to do so by directly condemning, to their faces, young students trying to obtain a fair and full education in our public schools," Reinhardt added.















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 04-21-2006, 03:00 PMonline - #2
daffysm 

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they should be able to wear wat ever they want....if a gay is wearin a shirt with a big huge rainbow on it, i should be able to wear a shirt wit a big red x on tha rainbow
 04-21-2006, 06:02 PMaway - #3
Street Novelist 

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it's America..u should have the right to wear whatever you want, no matter how distasteful
 04-22-2006, 01:49 PMaway - #4
bnw99 12 heat pts12

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#### f####ts...sorry dont like them.
 04-22-2006, 06:23 PMaway - #5
Dew215 2 heat pts

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Originally Posted by bnw99
#### f####ts...sorry dont like them.
da #### u apologizin for...#### em
 04-22-2006, 06:30 PMaway - #6
Kaotic 

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wow some1 find out wer i can purchase a homos3xuality is shameful t shirt...
 04-22-2006, 06:32 PMonline - #7
Hyper_Intel 25 heat pts25

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Originally Posted by Dew215
da #### u apologizin for...#### em
hell yeah, #### EM'
 04-22-2006, 06:43 PMonline - #8
Jumpoff21 14 heat pts14

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some people are so dumb sometimes...........
 04-22-2006, 07:09 PMaway - #9
Corebus 

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Haters never prosper, so if its okay for people to wear what ever the #### they want at school, then you are saying its okay for some white racist to wear a shirt that says "I HATE Blacks/Arabics/Jews" or " "I HATE N*GG**S"
or "if your black you should be ashamed", but they cant tolerate #### that can lead to f!ghts in school, wearing a black panther shirt is one thing, but wearing a #### that says whites should be ashamed is totaly not something you can wear in school, so as wearing a shirt that says your straight is okay, but one that shows your dislike towards someone of a different preference no matter if its color gender s3xual orientation, ethnic background cant be tolerated, if its harmfual to the learning enviornment then #### it shouldnt be there, just liek skimpy #### girls cant wear in schools is harmful because you gonna be looking at her and not your test, or paying atention to the teacher..lol, but ####..whatever, as for not in school ####, yea you can wear whatever..
 04-22-2006, 07:12 PMaway - #10
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Corebus is right. If someone had a shirt on in school that pissed you off, you'd want it banned.

Off Topic: Weren't those Jeezy "Snowman" t-shirts banned a while back? Just wondering.
 04-22-2006, 08:26 PMaway - #11
Swishadude 5 heat pts

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the point is homos3xuality is a choice while being black or asian or whatever is not

he should have the right to wear whatever the #### he wants
 04-22-2006, 08:29 PM - #12
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The shirt should be banned
 04-22-2006, 08:33 PMaway - #13
Swishadude 5 heat pts

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make a poll askin if it should be banned or not
 04-22-2006, 08:39 PMaway - #14
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Originally Posted by DTP
Corebus is right. If someone had a shirt on in school that pissed you off, you'd want it banned.

Off Topic: Weren't those Jeezy "Snowman" t-shirts banned a while back? Just wondering.
"Cant ban da snowman!"

did yall see him on MTV talkin about "It represents whatever you want it too, it could represent christmas!"

my a$s Jeezy!
 04-22-2006, 08:49 PMaway - #15
A_Vv 

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he should be more creative and get the message out less directly lol
 04-22-2006, 08:54 PMaway - #16
Twelveinchez 

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Originally Posted by tmich19
Fri Apr 21, 9:06 AM ET

The officials were concerned the slogan could raise tension at the school, where there had been conflict between gay and straight students.

Copyright © 2006 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.

daaaaaaayum, homo's are f!ghtin back


lmao- you know they're taking over the US... next thing HBO's gonna start airing Sunday Night Sissy f!ghts

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 04-23-2006, 12:15 AMaway - #17
BangEmSmurf 

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this is elementary school...he should be there to learn

Last edited by BangEmSmurf; 04-23-2006 at 12:16 AM..
 04-23-2006, 01:02 AMaway - #18
x Tha Arkitek x 28 heat pts28

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Originally Posted by daffysm
they should be able to wear wat ever they want....if a gay is wearin a shirt with a big huge rainbow on it, i should be able to wear a shirt wit a big red x on tha rainbow

^^^tha guy has a point, this i believe falls under that freedom of speech thing america used 2 live by
 04-23-2006, 03:23 AMaway - #19
Born Supreme 

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it's just a shirt stating his opinion...if u fall under that umbrella it isn't his fault you have thin skin, and meybe he's right if you are offended
 04-23-2006, 03:58 AMaway - #20
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for real

seriously, I mean if they can express how flaming gay they are how come heteros can't express their opinion besides if it's not fuc*in shameful then why do so many come out of the closet
 
 


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