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KY superintendent apologizes after forcing students to change out of gay pride shirts

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Posted at 4:41 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 17:41:51-04

INEZ, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky superintendent has apologized after some high school students were told to change out of gay pride T-shirts they wore to class.

Martin County Superintendent Larry James told the Lexington Herald-Leader that students should have been allowed to wear the shirts. He blamed a miscommunication and said the situation has been resolved and won't happen again.

James said students can wear anything they want as long as it's not "vulgar or obscene." WYMT-TV reported that students were wearing shirts with the messages "lady lesbian" and "queer queen" when they were asked to change due to a dress code violation.

James said it wasn't the intent of school administrators to discriminate against anyone.