Aug 072017
 

2016

Courageous student, Ali Chaney

A 13-year-old Texas girl is speaking out after her school told her a pro-LGBTQ shirt she was wearing was a violation of the school’s dress code policy.

Eighth-grader Ali Chaney and her mother, Cassie Watson, believe the shirt reading “Some people are gay, get over it,” does not qualify as disruptive under the policy.

“I would never, ever have expected it from the administration,” Watson told KCEN News.

“I would think that the administration would be the first ones there to support her.”

Watson says she got a call this past Monday from her daughter, in tears after being sent to the principal’s office at SC Lee Junior High School in Copperas Cove, Texas.

Chaney, who identifies as homosexual, says school officials told her to change her shirt.

“It’s just a shirt, and it’s not hurting anybody,” Ali told KCEN News.

Yet Chaney says that policy is not enforced universally, showing a KCEN reporter a photo of another classmate wearing a shirt implying U.S. President Barack Obama is a Muslim Communist.

In that case, Chaney says no disciplinary action was taken by the school despite the shirt’s obvious political message.

Cassie Watson says she’s filed a complaint with the school board and is hopeful they will offer an apology to her daughter.

To make a long story short here we go: we had a girl with two mothers wear a pro-LGBT shirt about the gay agenda, and she got in  trouble one day earlier this year and was sent to the principals office where she was met with not just the elementary principal but also the middle school and the high school principal.

We brought the ACLU involved, as well as responses from Equality Texarkana, and the organization went they budged a little bit but not enough except for the third time, the third time they made as a requirement for their professional development

Baby steps, baby steps, if you want 2 organizations to support there is the ACLU and Equality Texarkana.

To make a long story short here we go: we had a girl with two mothers wear a pro-LGBT shirt about the gay agenda, and she got in  trouble one day earlier this year and was sent to the principals office where she was met with not just the elementary principal but also the middle school and the high school principal.

We brought the ACLU involved, as well as responses from Equality Texarkana, and the organization went they budged a little bit but not enough except for the third time, the third time they made as a requirement for their professional development

Baby steps, baby steps, if you want 2 organizations to support there is the ACLU and Equality Texarkana.

Here is the response to appeal #3 – IT’S A VICTORY DANCE

“Texarkana ISD is adding to its professional development program, training from the manual, “Strengthening The Learning Environment: A School employee’s Guide to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues:”  for all professional employees.  This training will be delivered through Eduphoria (Public School Works).  A certificate will be given upon successful completion of the course to employees scoring a minimum score of seventy-percent.”

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