Teacher to Student: Take off Marriage Equality T-shirt
BIG BEAR HIGH, SAN BERNARDINO CO:
“Mariah’s sixth-period teacher, Sue Reynolds, ordered her to remove the shirt during a meeting of the Associated Student Body.
When Mariah protested, Reynolds sent her to the principal’s office.
“She said I shouldn’t be wearing such divisive shirts, and my shirt draws a line down the school,” said
Mariah, who also plays on her school’s golf and softball teams and has been involved in school politics since seventh grade.
Principal Michael Ghelber gave Mariah an ultimatum: Remove the shirt or remain in his office.
Under protest, Mariah changed shirts and returned to class. Then, she went to the ACLU.
“I would really appreciate the acknowledgment that my rights were violated, because when it comes down to it, that’s what happened,” Mariah said.”