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Gay student sues Ohio school district over T-shirt
Associated Press ^ | April 3, 2012 | LISA CORNWELL

Posted on 04/03/2012 5:19:25 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A gay student whose southwest Ohio high school prohibited him from wearing a T-shirt designed to urge tolerance of gays is suing the school, saying it's violating his freedom of expression rights.

The mother of 16-year-old Maverick Couch filed the federal lawsuit on his behalf against Wayne Local School District and the principal of Waynesville High School, northeast of Cincinnati.

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1 posted on 04/03/2012 5:19:32 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Instead of getting her son help from his local church or a psychologist, she’d rather spread it all over the world that her son is a homosexual. What a mom!

By the way, where’s dad? Wonder what he’d say about this.

16 years old, and this little homosexual wants to push his perversion on everyone else. Bet he wouldn’t be able to wear a Christian Cross on his t-shirt.


2 posted on 04/03/2012 5:23:33 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Free ThinkerNY

3 posted on 04/03/2012 5:25:36 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (I wouldnÂ’t vote for Romney for dog catcher if he was in a three way race against Lenin and Marx!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A 16 year old fag wannabe suing the taxpayers who pay taxes to the local school district. Nice! Dr. Spock sucks! Look what he’s done to the kids. Maverick needs a leather belt across his ass. My father made it work for me. Got my attention right away. Dad wasn’t “into” Dr. Spock and I’m a better person for it. We didn’t have any attention deficit in the house were I grew up.


4 posted on 04/03/2012 5:26:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What did mom expect to happen when she named her kid “Maverick?”


5 posted on 04/03/2012 5:31:54 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He has just as much right to wear it as to wear a “Jesus Christ is Lord” shirt or a “Gun Ownership is a RIGHT” shirt or “Abortion is dead babies” shirt.

I guess.


6 posted on 04/03/2012 5:32:00 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

My Mom used to tell me that the only thing Spock’s book was good for was to spank your kids with.


7 posted on 04/03/2012 5:33:03 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
A 16 year old fag wannabe

wannabe?.. they get "recruited" around 11 or 12 usually from what I have read.

8 posted on 04/03/2012 5:33:25 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“. . . violating his freedom of expression rights.”

Once the democrat/government/labor union complex establishes control of an institution, it is done.

Democrats soil, corrupt and eventually destroy every institution they dominate. Our military is next.


9 posted on 04/03/2012 5:41:14 PM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: GeronL

And Christ has the right to have this punk’s works so effed up that the little bitch will never stand to pee again nor shit the same way too. God will not be mocked.


10 posted on 04/03/2012 5:42:05 PM PDT by Joshua Marcus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have A.D.D. so I already know I focus on the wrong things sometimes but ,,,,

‘Maverick Couch?’

I’m crying tears here,,from laughing so hard!


11 posted on 04/03/2012 5:44:13 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Waynesville? As much as Hollywood and NYC loves homosexuality, Waynesville AIN'T down with the liberal agenda.

Disagree? Go to Waynesville and start spewing liberal horsepoop. Betcha you won't even be sold beer in the convenience store.

12 posted on 04/03/2012 5:48:54 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The shirt purports to express Jesus’ views on homosexuality. Isn’t that bringing religion into the schools?


13 posted on 04/03/2012 5:50:10 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: laweeks
He's cruising.

Fortunately the school has someone in the administration who recognizes the technique.

14 posted on 04/03/2012 5:52:13 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Seems like a set-up to me. They tell the kid to take it off, she sues. He gets his a$$ kicked, she sues. The latter would seem child abuse.


15 posted on 04/03/2012 5:53:43 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Tell him he can't wear it because it references Jesus.


16 posted on 04/03/2012 6:11:26 PM PDT by TankerKC (Welcome to the age of "I Meant to Do That" Diplomacy)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Privatize education. As long as there are government schools, there will be a struggle for control. Let parents send their kids to whatever kind of school they want. If she wants her son to go to Pansy High, that would be her choice.


17 posted on 04/03/2012 6:13:36 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Here is another example what we get through our public schools when people successfully get the Holy Scriptures out of the schools.

They argue keep religion, the bible in the churches and out of education.

What a joke! Our schools were founded by godly men, and men in the ministry (check the founding histories of our Universities, colleges, etc.)

Benjamin Rush, the youngest signer of “The Declaration of Independence,” the first treasurer of the U.S.,Dr. Rush wrote the first Chemistry textbook in America; wrote a tract upon request why: “The Bible should be taught in our public schools.”

The sixteenth century, Martin Luther wrote: “I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth.”
He continued: “I advise no one to place child where the Scripures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt.”

Psalm 9:7 reads: “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

Proverbs 16:6 reads: “By mercy and truth iniquity is purged, and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.”


18 posted on 04/03/2012 6:20:00 PM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This photo released by Lambda Legal shows Maverick Couch Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Couch, a gay student whose southwest Ohio high school prohibited him from wearing a T-shirt designed to urge tolerance of gays is suing the school, saying it's violating his freedom of expression right. (AP Photo/Lambda Legal)

19 posted on 04/03/2012 6:22:58 PM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: laweeks
By the way, where’s dad?

Obvious question. The other obvious question is, "Who sexually abused this kid?"

20 posted on 04/03/2012 6:34:42 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Read "Radical Son" by David Horowitz to understand the Left.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If they let both sides of the issue wear shirts I am fine with it.

They probably won’t though.

What does the shirt say? “ If my crotch pokes you in the ass that just take it, it means I like you”


21 posted on 04/03/2012 6:35:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Pining_4_TX
Let parents send their kids to whatever kind of school they want.

Yeah, and let them pay for it.

22 posted on 04/03/2012 6:41:51 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: boop

I love Waynesville. It’s one of the best little towns in Ohio.


23 posted on 04/03/2012 7:17:50 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Faith

Much as I like Wayensville, there’s not much to it. Small town and all.


24 posted on 04/03/2012 9:04:02 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Uncle Slayton
"What did mom expect to happen when she named her kid “Maverick?”"


25 posted on 04/03/2012 9:26:46 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: moehoward

LOL. That quote from Top Gun is running through my head....”I want some butts!”


26 posted on 04/03/2012 9:36:42 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: Darren McCarty
"LOL. That quote from Top Gun is running through my head....”I want some butts!”"


27 posted on 04/03/2012 9:39:58 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: Doe Eyes

Yes, parents should pay for their children’s education, and if they were not paying high property taxes to support government schools, they could afford it. Let there be vouchers for the poor, if necessary, but ideally, the money for poor kids would come from private charity.


28 posted on 04/03/2012 10:00:16 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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