Monday, November 01, 2004

ACLU Scolds Missouri High School for Censoring Gay Student

American Civil Liberties Union

"This school allows its students to freely express their views on gay and lesbian rights - but only if they’re on the anti-gay side of the issue," said Jolie Justus, a member of the legal panel for the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri, noting that bumperstickers in favor of Missouri’s recently-passed anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment are ubiquitous in the school’s hallways and parking lot. "This is a classic case of censorship. Brad Mathewson has the same Constitutional right to political speech and expression that the Supreme Court says all students have."

Damn. Why can't they just stay quiet and not insist on being proud of who they are? I would sure hate for those anti-gay folk to be offended. I mean, what is the point of being anti-gay if you have to listen to the other side?