Posted by: victoriapynchon | November 23, 2010

Update on the ‘I Heart Boobies’ Controversy

It looks like Kayla Martinez and Brianna Hawk will get to attend their Middle School dance, after all!

Via the Washington Post:

PHILADELPHIA — Federal judges don’t often weigh in on middle-school dances, but two girls have one to thank for their invites to Friday’s Snow Ball dance in Easton, Pa.

Twelve-year-old Kayla Martinez and 13-year-old Brianna Hawk are fighting one-day suspensions for wearing “I (heart) boobies!” bracelets at Easton Area Middle School.

School officials deem the slogan inappropriate. The girls say the bracelets promote breast-cancer awareness. They are suing the district on free-speech grounds, with help from the American Civil Liberties Union.

The suspensions include a one-month ban on school dances.

But at U.S. District Judge Mary McLaughlin’s urging, the school agreed Thursday to hold off until a Dec. 16 court hearing.

The bracelet ban remains in effect.


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