|8. Do students have a right to come out (to tell people they’re LGBTQ)?||
what we said about safety in #7.
That’s not a legitimate excuse for abridging student speech. Otherwise, a
student has significant rights. The ACLU says, “Sometimes schools try to silence
students who are open about their sexual orientation. But you have a
Constitutional right to be out of the closet at school if you want to be.
Sometimes schools punish students for talking about being gay. Sometimes schools
censor students for wearing gay-themed t-shirts, even when the shirts aren't
obscene and other students are allowed to wear t-shirts expressing their views
on political or cultural issues. In Tinker v. Des Moines, over 30 years ago, the
U.S. Supreme Court ruled that students don't ‘shed their constitutional rights
to freedom of speech at the schoolhouse gate.’"13
|b.||Yes, unless the school considers that unsafe|
|c.||Only if they are at least eighteen.|
|d.||No, it isn’t a protected behavior|