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COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE: ACLU, D-11 BAN VIOLATES STUDENTS’ RELIGIOUS RIGHTS

MARK BARNA

THE GAZETTE

 

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado said Thursday it opposes Colorado Springs School District 11’s decision to bar students from wearing the rosary outside their shirts during school hours.

“The First Amendment protects the right of students to express their faith by wearing crosses, rosaries and religious symbols without interference from school officials,” said Mark Silverstein, ACLU legal director.

On Monday, Mann Middle School sent an e-mail to parents saying that the Catholic rosaries around the neck were not to be worn outside the shirt in public view. “Failure to honor this request will be treated as a dress code violation,” the announcement said.

 

For the full story: http://www.gazette.com/articles/colorado-105986-religious-civil.html#ixzz11nT2R9fs

 

 



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