How on Earth are we supposed to teach our youth to stop bullying if our school ADMINISTRATORS can't even do the same?!
Chris Sigler, a 17-year-old senior at Sequoyah High School in Tennessee, was apparently shoved and verbally harrassed by his own PRINCIPAL last week after he refused to take off a shirt that he had made promoting the establishment of a gay-straight alliance club on campus!
Principal Maurice Moser has apparently threatened to punish students attempting to circulating petitions about the club, and when Sigler wore a homemade T-shirt to school that read: GSA: We've Got Your Back, he was asked to take it off. The young man knew that he had a right to wear it, so he did on the following Friday, and this time refused to take it off.
“I believe we have to judge our society not by how we treat the privileged and the empowered, but by how we treat the silenced, the condemned, the undocumented, and all those whose views and rights are deemed inconvenient. The ACLU works tirelessly to uphold the promise of the Constitution, and I am proud to support their courageous and necessary work.”
She’s an inspiration!
Now, if only Shepard Fairey would paint a portrait of Perez…
As we previously reported, Ceara Sturgis' senior photo was rejected from the yearbook because she wore a tux - and now she's gonna teach the school a lesson!
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit for Ceara claiming discrimination in the basis of sex and gender stereotypes. The lawsuit alleges a violation of Title IX, the federal law prohibiting discrimination based on gender.
Christine P. Sun, senior counsel with the ACLU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Project said:
"Inclusion in the senior yearbook is a rite of passage for students, and it is shameful that Ceara was denied that chance. It's unfair and unlawful to force students to conform to outdated notions about what boys and girls should look like without any regard to who they actually are as people."