Connecticut High School Student Forced to Remove Anti-Gay Shirt

A Connecticut high school student is getting support from the American Civil Liberties Union after being forced to remove a shirt with an anti-gay message, ABC 13 reports.

Seth Groody, a junior at Wolcott High School, wore the shirt on April 20, which was designated as a day of awareness on harassment towards gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people.

School officials prompted the student to take off the shirt, which had a rainbow with a slash through it. On the back of the shirt, there two stick figures- male and female- holding hands above the message “Excessive Speech Day,” ABC 13 reports.

Sandra Staub, the legal director of the ACLU of Connecticut, doesn’t agree with the high school’s decision to bar the student from wearing the shirt.

“The ACLU has fought hard for same-sex marriage and we couldn’t agree with Seth less on that issue, but he is absolutely correct about his right to express his opinion,” Staub said.

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