‘I (Heart) Boobies’ Bracelets To Be Settled In Supreme Court
Two Pennsylvania girls, 12 and 13, challenged their school’s ban on these bracelets created to promote breast cancer awareness.
The Easton Area School District board voted 7-1 Tuesday night to appeal a federal appeals court’s decision that rejected its claim the bracelets are lewd and should be banned from school…
The students, Brianna Hawk and Kayla Martinez, said they merely hoped to promote awareness of the disease at their middle school. They filed suit when they were suspended for defying the ban on their school’s Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
In August, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision in favor of the girls, saying also that the district didn’t prove the bracelets are disruptive…
An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, which helped the girls challenge the rule, said Tuesday night the school had been hinting that it would petition the Supreme Court.
“I’m just really surprised that they’re so determined to fight this speech case of all speech cases,” said Mary Catherine Roper. “(The bracelets) didn’t cause any problems in the school.”