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There’s a very important court case getting under way in the U.S. Court of Appeals. The question judges must decide is whether conservative students have a right to their viewpoint.
Liam Morrison is a student at Nichols Middle School in Middleborough. He got in trouble because he wore a t-shirt to school that declared there are only two genders.
The principal and a counselor pulled Liam out of class and ordered him to remove his shirt. When he declined, he was sent home.
It turns out that students who support the LGBT movement were allowed to wear clothing that affirmed their point of view. But Liam was censored.
Alliance Defending Freedom is representing the young boy. They say public schools are not supposed to be echo chambers. And students like Liam do not forfeit their rights at the schoolhouse door.
“Students don’t forfeit their free speech when they walk into the school building. This case isn’t about a T-shirt; it’s about a public school telling a middle-schooler that he isn’t allowed to express a view that differs from their own,” said ADF senior counsel John Bursch. “Public school officials can’t force Liam to remove a shirt that states his position when the school lets every other student wear clothing that speaks on the same issue. The First Amendment applies to all Americans, and we urge the court to rule in favor of all speech, not just some.”
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