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School Lets Teen Wear Rainbow Wristband

(CN) - The Peoria Unified School District will allow a 14-year-old student to wear a rainbow-colored wristband bearing the words "Rainbows are gay," after receiving a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona demanding that the district let him wear it.

The gay eighth-grader at Parkridge Elementary School was unconstitutionally banned from wearing the cloth wristband after principal David Svorinic told the student's mother that some of her son's teachers found the wristband offensive and disruptive, according to the ACLU.

The letter was sent to the district in March, and last week the school responded to the ACLU, saying it would let the student wear the wristband.

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