Easton Area School District
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the Easton Area School District that wanted to prevent students from wearing “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness among young people.
The court battle between two girls and their Pennsylvania school over “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets could be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The case of an eastern Pennsylvania school that attempted to ban breast-cancer fundraising bracelets that read “I (heart) boobies!” in 2010 will head to a full federal appeals court.
An eastern Pennsylvania school district has appealed a judge’s ruling that prevents the school from banning breast cancer fundraising bracelets that say “I (heart) boobies!
“I (heart) boobies” is now protected speech in the Easton Area School District which means two Easton Middle School students – Kayla Martinez, 13, and Brianna Hawk, 13 – are free to wear their breast cancer awareness bracelets to school.
A federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that the “I (heart) boobies!” breast cancer awareness fundraising bracelets aren’t lewd or vulgar, so it’s OK for public school students to wear them.
An eastern Pennsylvania school district sued over its ban on “I (heart) boobies!” bracelets calls the phrase “vulgar” and says it led a middle-school boy to touch a girl’s breast.