Monday, March 10, 2014

High Court OKs Teens' Right to Wear Bracelets; School Forbad Them to Wear "I (Heart) Boobies!"

The Supreme Court sided today (March 10, 2014) with two Pennsylvania girls who like wearing their feelings about breast cancer on their wrists, the Newser website reports.

Kayla Martinez and Brianna Hawk got in trouble in 2010 for wearing "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets at their school's Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Easton Area Middle School even banned them from the winter dance and suspended them from class.

So Martinez and Hawk -- then 12 and 13 -- challenged the ban and sued the school district with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union. They also kept wearing the bracelets.

Today the Supreme Court rejected the Pennsylvania school district's appeal, siding with an appeals-court ruling that the bracelets aren't "plainly lewd" or disruptive.

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