Gay Teen Can Sport 'Jesus Is Not A Homophobe' Shirt, Judge Says

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An Ohio teen can wear a shirt to school proclaiming Jesus doesn’t hate gay people, according to a court ruling.Maverick Couch had filed suit claiming Wayne Local Schools officials had violated his First Amendment rights by forbidding him from wearing the shirt.

But a federal judge ruled Monday that Ohio high schooler Couch may wear the ‘Jesus Is Not A Homophobe’ t-shirt to school whenever he wants.

The ruling approved a settlement between Maverick and the Wayne Local School District that also includes a $20,000 payout for the teen.

Couch’s school first prevented him from wearing his shirt in April 2011 when he wore it on a worldwide “Day of Silence” to raise awareness of bullying of LGBT students, Lawrence Budd reported for the Dayton Daily News.

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