Ohio High School Selectively Bans Pro...

Ohio High School Selectively Bans Pro-Gay T-Shirts

There are 34 comments on the EDGE story from Nov 5, 2012, titled Ohio High School Selectively Bans Pro-Gay T-Shirts. In it, EDGE reports that:

A high school in Celina, Ohio, a town in the western part of the state, is making headlines this week for prohibiting about 20 students from wearing t-shirts that support gay rights, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Since: Mar 09

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#1 Nov 5, 2012
Sue 'em.
Mona Lott

West New York, NJ

#2 Nov 5, 2012
Ohio school selectively forks over money to settle lawsuits.

Since: Jan 12

Port Richey, FL

#3 Nov 5, 2012
deja vu didn't we do this already

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Nov 5, 2012
Schools have every right to ban any clothing which may be disruptive.

The students only have a case if the school allowed anti-gay t-shirts but only banned the pro-gay ones.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Nov 5, 2012
After re-reading the article, I think the students DO have a case, since other potentialy "disruptive" shirts have been allowed; specifically the pro-life student group.

But I stand by my original statement that schools DO have a right to restrict what students can wear; as long as it is applied equally the courts have upheld it.

It's a different world, but when I was in high school the priciple used to send guys home if their hair was too long.

We need to find a balance between puritism & chaos.

Since: Mar 09

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#6 Nov 5, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
After re-reading the article, I think the students DO have a case, since other potentialy "disruptive" shirts have been allowed; specifically the pro-life student group.
But I stand by my original statement that schools DO have a right to restrict what students can wear; as long as it is applied equally the courts have upheld it.
It's a different world, but when I was in high school the priciple used to send guys home if their hair was too long.
We need to find a balance between puritism & chaos.
I believe in simple and inexpensive uniforms, like required for P.E., but for the regular classes.

Think how much parents would save on not having to buy all the latest crap for their kids' status fetishes.

Let them distinguish themselves in non-materialistic ways.

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#7 Nov 5, 2012
snyper wrote:
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I believe in simple and inexpensive uniforms, like required for P.E., but for the regular classes.
Think how much parents would save on not having to buy all the latest crap for their kids' status fetishes.
Let them distinguish themselves in non-materialistic ways.
Sounds good to me. BTW, while I am not sympathetic to gay causes, fair is fair and the school was wrong. Either all controversial t-shirts should be allowed or all should be banned.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#8 Nov 5, 2012
snyper wrote:
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I believe in simple and inexpensive uniforms, like required for P.E., but for the regular classes.
Think how much parents would save on not having to buy all the latest crap for their kids' status fetishes.
Let them distinguish themselves in non-materialistic ways.
Agreed. Jeans and a solid color t-shirt would suffice.

Since: Mar 09

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#9 Nov 5, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Agreed. Jeans and a solid color t-shirt would suffice.
Maybe not something by Levi-Strauss. Perhaps something boring but sturdy, and easy to make locally. Create a small local self-supporting, need-supplying, business.

Might restore belt and shoemaking as a local career choice, too. Same for backpacks/bookbags.

Help to re-skill local America.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#10 Nov 5, 2012
snyper wrote:
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Maybe not something by Levi-Strauss. Perhaps something boring but sturdy, and easy to make locally. Create a small local self-supporting, need-supplying, business.
Might restore belt and shoemaking as a local career choice, too. Same for backpacks/bookbags.
Help to re-skill local America.
Book bags? OMG you ARE old! Welcome to the club!! Kids these days all carry laptops to school now.

Since: Mar 09

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#11 Nov 5, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Book bags? OMG you ARE old! Welcome to the club!! Kids these days all carry laptops to school now.
Those need "bags", too.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#13 Nov 6, 2012
snyper wrote:
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Those need "bags", too.
Soon every student will just use their Iphones for everything. I'm just amazed at the technology available to kids today. And yet they're no smarter in general than previous generations. I think too many people in general rely on technology too much. Just proves the most powerful tool we have is our brain. Some things never change.
Dooley

Romania

#14 Nov 6, 2012
I commend this school for doing the right thing for once!

Since: Aug 08

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#16 Nov 22, 2012
What is it with Ohio schools and their problem with gay people? Ohio schools have been in the news a lot for discrimination, etc. against gays.

Since: Jan 12

Port Richey, FL

#17 Nov 22, 2012
equalityboy81 wrote:
What is it with Ohio schools and their problem with gay people? Ohio schools have been in the news a lot for discrimination, etc. against gays.
it was a election year in a mostly republican state would you expect different have to charge up the base

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#18 Nov 22, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Schools have every right to ban any clothing which may be disruptive.
The students only have a case if the school allowed anti-gay t-shirts but only banned the pro-gay ones.
UNTRUE. SCOTUS rule din teh 1960's that students "do not check their First Amenedment Rights at the schoolhouse door".

Furthermore, by using the allencompassing word "disruptive", teachers and administrators can ban ANYTHING that they personally do not like. I have read of Catholic students being banned from wearing crucifixes and rosary beads.

How about a student wearing shirt with an image of Martin Luther King, Jr. on it ? Is that "disruptive" ?

How about a student wearing shirt with an image of Thomas Jefferson, a proud owner of black human beings, on it ? Is that "disruptive" ?

How about a student wearing shirt with an image of the American flag on it ? Is that "disruptive" ?(Some schools have even banned THAT claiming it is "offensive to Hispanic students".)

The schools should be TEACHING ABOUT the First Amendment ! NOT VIOLATING IT !

Since: Jan 12

Port Richey, FL

#19 Nov 23, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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UNTRUE. SCOTUS rule din teh 1960's that students "do not check their First Amenedment Rights at the schoolhouse door".
Furthermore, by using the allencompassing word "disruptive", teachers and administrators can ban ANYTHING that they personally do not like. I have read of Catholic students being banned from wearing crucifixes and rosary beads.
How about a student wearing shirt with an image of Martin Luther King, Jr. on it ? Is that "disruptive" ?
How about a student wearing shirt with an image of Thomas Jefferson, a proud owner of black human beings, on it ? Is that "disruptive" ?
How about a student wearing shirt with an image of the American flag on it ? Is that "disruptive" ?(Some schools have even banned THAT claiming it is "offensive to Hispanic students".)
The schools should be TEACHING ABOUT the First Amendment ! NOT VIOLATING IT !
you make a good argument as for why there should uniforms worn in all Schools

on a personal note, next time you criticise me for misspelling (1) word you had better look over your own before you post " people whom live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones" but knowing you're ignorance you'll reply with they should dress in the basement

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#20 Nov 23, 2012
disaster in the making wrote:
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you make a good argument as for why there should uniforms worn in all Schools
on a personal note, next time you criticise me for misspelling (1) word you had better look over your own before you post " people whom live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones" but knowing you're ignorance you'll reply with they should dress in the basement
Why are you so opposed to the First Amendment ?

Since: Jan 12

Port Richey, FL

#21 Nov 23, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Why are you so opposed to the First Amendment ?
I don't oppose the first amendment as long as common sense is applied but again you wouldn't know about common sense
hoodathunkit

De Graff, OH

#22 Nov 23, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Why are you so opposed to the First Amendment ?
Why do you choose to live in a fantasy land? Schools do have a right to impose a dress code and to reasonably restrict clothing deemed disruptive. There are many cases where the courts have upheld the right of schools to ban certain clothing and many cases where the courts have upheld the rights of students to wear certain clothing. Just because a student can purchase or make an article of clothing with something graphical on it does not make that article of clothing fit to be worn to school. Even adults are restricted in what they can wear in certain arenas. Most workplaces have a dress code of some sorts that deems certain clothing and graphics as inappropriate for the workplace.

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