Maverick Couch was just minding his own business at his high school in southwest Ohio, wearing his “Jesus is Not a Homophobe” t-shirt which encourages tolerance of homosexuals. Next thing he knew, he was told he couldn’t wear the shirt because school officials told him it was “sexual in nature.” He will be suspended from school as a disciplinary action if he dares to wear the shirt again. Couch wasn’t having any of it. He got his mother to file a lawsuit on his behalf against the Wayne Local School District and the Waynesville High School principal for violating his freedom of expression rights under the Constitution of the United States.
The lawsuit isn’t looking for a fat monetary reward or anything like that. It simply requests that Maverick be able to wear his shirt if he wants to. Interesting to see how the court system leans on this one.