7th Grader Denied Free Speech by Court
June 1, 2023 | Massachusetts
One 12-year-old’s lawsuit against his school for allegedly violating his First Amendment rights after he was prohibited from wearing a shirt saying, “There are only two genders” hits a speed bump after a district court hearing.
Attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and Massachusetts Family Institute (MFI) filed a federal lawsuit last month against Nichols Middle School (NMS) officials and the town of Middleborough, Massachusetts on behalf of Liam Morrison, a seventh grader who was forbidden to wear a T-shirt to school that reads “There are only two genders.”
In a Wednesday hearing the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in Boston denied Morrison’s attorneys’ request for a temporary injunction, or restraining order, which would have suspended the school’s ability to prohibit Morrison from expressing his views about gender before the court issued its final decision. (Excerpt from Fox News.)