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A Massachusetts middle schooler and his family are suing Nichols Middle School for allegedly violating his First Amendment rights after he was asked to remove his shirt that read the phrase “there are only two genders” .
The incident first occurred on March 5 when Liam Morrison was pulled from gym class and told to remove his shirt because other students were allegedly complaining and did not feel safe, as Was first reported by WPDE. The seventh grader was told by a staff member that his shirt was “targeting a protected class.” Morrison said he would not change his shirt, and the school called his father to pick him up.
During an April 13 Middleborough Public School Board meeting, Morrison shared her experience with the intention that the school district should show more support for the First Amendment rights of students. The video was liked by TikTok’s Libs and has over 127,000 likes on Twitter.
in a 12 year old @middleboroughps Was reportedly sent home from school and told he was making people feel unsafe for wearing a shirt that said “there are only 2 genders.”
Watch him destroy the school board🔥 pic.twitter.com/hCBO5wXIgh
— libs of tiktok (@libsoftiktok) April 30, 2023
“I don’t complain when I see pride flags and diversity posters hanging all over the school,” Morrison said in his speech. “You know why? Because other people have a right to their beliefs, just like I do.”
On May 5, Morrison wore a modified version of his shirt that read, “There Are ‘Censored’ Genders,” as reported by Fox News. Before the first bell rang, a faculty member walked into Morrison’s homeroom.
“Hey, I want you to follow me,” Morrison told Fox News Digital. “And knowing the shirt I was wearing and how different it was, I thought they probably wanted me to come to the principal’s office. And after they followed me, I went to the room they told me and I had already taken off my shirt because I knew that’s what they were asking me to do.
Morrison is being represented by the Massachusetts Family Institute. Sam Whiting, an attorney with the Christian Public Policy Center, said the lawsuit should be filed in the coming weeks or next month.