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Homophobic Student Wins One Dollar in Free-Speech Lawsuit Against Teacher

Sunday Jun 23, 2013
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HOWELL - A judge says the free speech rights of a Michigan teenager were violated when he expressed an opinion against homosexuality and was removed from class during an anti-bullying day.

Detroit federal Judge Patrick Duggan on Wednesday ruled in favor of Daniel Glowacki and ordered Howell High School teacher Johnson "Jay" McDowell to pay $1.

McDowell admits that he ejected Glowacki from class in 2010 when the student said he doesn’t accept gays because of his religion. McDowell had played a short video about someone who committed suicide after being bullied about his sexual orientation.

The judge says Glowacki was protected by the First Amendment, and the teacher was "primarily motivated’ by his disagreement with the student’s views.

McDowell was reprimanded by the Howell district. Glowacki graduated in 2012.

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  • Anonymous, 2013-06-23 10:17:17

    He can spend the dollar at Chic-Fil-A


  • Anonymous, 2013-06-23 10:35:41

    Or spend it on a go go boy


  • KJB1RXMAN, 2013-06-23 15:29:21

    LMFAO!!!!! Yes, he can spend his dollar at Chick-Fil-A.


  • Anonymous, 2013-06-23 21:46:25

    He can donate it to a his favorite bible toting Republican hypocrite pastor.


  • Oh Jed said:, 2013-06-23 23:13:58

    Amen, I’m sure his faml


  • Oh Jed said:, 2013-06-23 23:18:19

    er... famlly thought this was going to be their windfall, meal ticket. Too bad. Now, clean up your trailer, you’re not going anywhere.


  • Jared, 2013-06-24 02:48:56

    What would happen if he said he doesn’t accept black people because of his religion? Would the judge have ruled in his favor then?


  • Anonymous, 2013-06-24 12:20:51

    Of course the judge would have ruled differently had the issue been race because it’s not OK to hate the blacks but it is still OK to hate the fags.


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