Attorneys for a student who was punishedby Poway High School officials for wearing an anti-gay T-shirt to school areasking a federal appeals court to declare unconstitutional a school policyagainst offensive speech under which the student was punished.
A federal judge on Feb. 11 ruled for thesecond time that the Poway Unified School District did not violate a formerstudent's rights to freedom of speech and free exercise of religion whenofficials punished him for wearing an anti-gay T-shirt.
The9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week denied an appeal for the full courtto hear the case of a student who was prohibited from wearing a T-shirt withanti-gay statements.
Afederal appeals court ruled yesterday that a school district was justified inbarring a student from wearing a T-shirt with anti-gaystatements.