Unless one is in a school in Florida, then it is against the law to discuss gender. Or discuss it in ways unacceptable to the GOP cancel culture down there.He should win because his right to freedom of speech should not be hindered by those with opposing views. Their freedom of speech can’t eliminate his freedom of speech.
But there is nothing derogatory about any particular person or group on the shirt, it merely states a personal view.
We'll see what the courts make of it. It's not clearcut in my mind.
Gender by the new definition is choosing what gender you are based on how you feel about yourself. Like "I choose to identify as Caelgender, and these are the personal pronouns I've chosen for myself".How about a Muslim with a "there's only one true religion" T-shirt?
Seems pretty comparable here (ignoring the fact that religion, unlike gender, is choice).
Since the school already has rainbow pride imagery displayed, I figure they already do. Now I'd rather there be neither t-shirt or imagery in public schools. However, if a school is going to have one, then by all fairness it should allow the other. But neither would be best.I dunno man, would you feel the same way about a kid wearing a rainbow pride t shirt to school?
Gender by the new definition is choosing what gender you are based on how you feel about yourself.
No that's the way it's described by those endorsing the new definition.I get that's the what the people marketing this far-right culture war stuff is selling to the marks.
I already did in post #48.Willing to weigh in on how OK you are with schools supporting Muslim students wearing "there's only one real religion" T-shirts? You seemed to sidestep that in this response.
Ok so is he allowed to wear a shirt that is supportive of gender identity, correct?The rule is "targeted students of a protected class; namely in the area of gender identity"
The shirt is certainly about gender identity and only about gender identity. It targets a protected class. And the message would be unwelcome to members of that class.
Yeah they want to shut up the opposition by claiming that any opposition is hatred. That’s exactly what is going on here in this thread and that’s exactly why America is going to hell in a hand basket. Morality is being skewed by immoral people and the voices against it are being forced to subside or be falsely accused of hatred. I for one will continue to teach my children right from wrong according to the scriptures and I don’t care if anyone likes it or not. I’m not going to compromise the word of God for the sake of being nice, Sodom & Gomorrah are prime examples of God’s tolerance of sexual immorality.I was listening to a newscast yesterday, and they were talking about how women wearing "I love J.K. Rowling shirts" were arrested in Ireland for "hate speech"
wrap your head around that, because that is what is coming to the US very soon
I have touched on the unconstitutional nature of "hate crimes" and how such laws can be used to punish speech, political expression, etc. The Wisconsin vs. Mitchell SCOTUS ruling decades ago made it permissible for states to pass laws that established protected groups, and to implement enhanced charges and sentences based on intent, belief, and motivation.
and while people cheered this on, thinking it would stop the "white supremacists", laws were implemented in places like Utah which established police-officers as protected minorities. A woman there was charged with a felony hate-crime for stomping on a "Blue Lives Matter" sign (her own sign) in view of a police officer.
In my town, a Palestinian kid was arrested and charged with a hate-crime for writing in chalk on the side-walk "Free Palestine" in front of a Jewish deli. They first charged him with vandalism (as if chalk is vandalism--kids write in chalk on the sidewalks all over my neighborhood) and then did the enhancement to hate-crime.
In New Lennox IL, a guy was charged with a felony hate-crime for giving a Nazi salute from behind the wheel of his own car, and shouting "White power"! --the cops slapped him with a disorderly conduct charge, and then with a felony hate-crime.
There are many more examples of this, and all of them illustrate egregious violations of the First Amendment. The First Amendment has essentially been nullified by the courts.
These laws are also a violation of the 14th Amendment, as one lawyer points out ""The Wisconsin law also violates the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment by treating criminals who are motivated by prejudice differently from criminals not so motivated, even though their crimes are identical"
The First Amendment not only protects our speech, but also our religious liberties--and it is under assault.
Everyone is a member of various protected classes.So is that child an unprotected class?
He's only allowed to wear clothes bearing slogans that don't target a protected class. He can't wear a "Christianity is stupid" t-shirt, either. It has nothing to do with any 'they' or some 'agenda'.So he’s only allowed to voice his opinion if it is in favor of their agenda
Well yes. Students are subject to limitations on their freedom of speech in schools. This is not remarkable. This is not Nam, there are rules.hence his freedom of speech has actually been revoked.
No. I'm saying that saying there are not more than 2 genders is hate speech. I don't think people who disagree with me is automatically hate speech. I don't say that people who claim God is real is hate speech just because I think that they are wrong.You’re basically saying that anyone who voices an opposing opinion is hating on those who have a different opinion.