Civil Rights Group Says Tenn. School Censored Student Over Gay Symbols

Associated Press
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May 18, 2012

The Southern Poverty Law Center sent a letter on Thursday to the Hardin County school system after a student said she was prohibited from publicly supporting gay rights in school.

According to a news release from the civil rights group, Hardin County High School student Isabella Nuzzo and other students were told by an assistant principal that they could not display slogans or symbols supportive of gay rights, including rainbows, because those symbols advertise or promote sex.