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USA: Student's banned rainbow wristband

Thu 19 Mar 2009 In: International News View at Wayback View at NDHA

A 14-year-old Arizona student says he's been told by his principal to stop wearing his rainbow wristband to school. Chris Quintanilla says it's the latest incident of several anti-gay experiences he's had in the school, reports The cloth wristband has the words 'Rainbows are gay' on it. His mother has now written to the American Civil Liberties Union, saying that the school is quashing students' free speech and expression. "My son is honest and happy about who he is, and I love him and support his right to be himself," she says. "There are a lot of things teachers should be more concerned about than one little wristband - like educating our children."    

Credit: Daily News Staff

First published: Thursday, 19th March 2009 - 11:34am

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