A gay student whose southwest Ohio high school prohibited him from wearing a T-shirt designed to urge tolerance of gays is suing the school, saying it's violating his freedom of expression rights.
The mother of 16-year-old Maverick Couch filed the federal lawsuit on his behalf against Wayne Local School District and the principal of Waynesville High School, northeast of Cincinnati.
Couch is a junior at the public school. His lawsuit says he's been threatened with suspension if he wears a shirt bearing the message "Jesus Is Not a Homophobe." The lawsuit says school officials told him the shirt is "sexual in nature" and inappropriate.