Kansas School Overturns 'I Heart Boobies' Bracelet Ban
The 'I <3 Boobies' bracelet controversy has had our readers talking for months, but while two students recently filed a lawsuit to end the ban of the bracelets in their school, another school in Kansas has announced that it will end its restrictions on the charity item.
According to the Kansas City Star, a lawyer for Junction City High School said that students would no longer be discplined for wearing the bracelets, t-shirts or any other Keep A Breast Foundation apparel. The decision was made after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complant about a student's suspension over the wristbands.
According to the ACLU, senior Stephen Wall received a two-day suspension and community service for refusing to remove or turn over the bracelet bearing the 'I <3 Boobies' tagline.
The ACLU works to "defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country." This includes our First Amendment rights, equal protection under the law, due process and privacy.
The debate has brought out strong opinions from our readers, and 78 percent believe it's unfair for schools to ban students from wearing the money-raising bracelets.
"Ok, personally, i think most ppl where these bracelets because it says boobies on it, and you got to admit, boobies is a funny word..." wrote SREID1996. "I think they shouldn't ban these because dude!!!! It's helping ppl threw freakin cancer! It helps! And there basically saying, "No! You can't be supporting breast cancer here!" So I think these should be allowed at schools everywhere, but not just because it simply says... BOOBIES."
However, not everyone agrees. "Even though it's for breast cancer, they shouldnt wear them," KelseyBug00 writes. "Maybe if they said 'Save Breast Cancer' or 'Save the Women in Need'; anything but 'I Heart Boobies.' Plus, that is a little bit offensive to us girls!!!!!"
What do you think about the Kansas school's decision? Should more schools follow its lead? Have any of your schools overturned the ban of the bracelets? %Poll-56828%