Peoria Unified School District is now allowing a gay 14-year-old student to wear a rainbow wristband at school following demands from the American Civil Liberties Union. Eighth grader Chris Quintanilla wore a rainbow wristband with the words “Rainbows are gay” to Parkridge Elementary School in March. Natali Quintanilla, the boy’s mother, said the principal called her and told her he would not allow Chris to wear the wristband. Quintanilla contacted the ACLU following the incident; the union wrote a letter to the district demanding it rescind its ban on the wristband, saying the ban was a First Amendment violation.
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