Battle for ‘I Heart Boobies’ Bracelets Heads to Supreme Court

by Karl Utermohlen | October 30, 2013 11:42 am

Two Pennsylvania school girls are trying to overturn the ban on “I (heart) Boobies” bracelets after the items were banned in 2010 when the girls were 12 and 13.

The Associated Press reports[1] that the board of the Easton Area School District voted 7-1 Tuesday night to appeal a federal court’s decision that rejected the idea of the bracelets being lewd. The controversy started when the ban occurred three years ago because of the double-entendre message on the bracelets.

Students Brianna Hawk and Kayla Martinez were suspended for defying the ban on bracelets on their school’s Breast Cancer Awareness Day. They said that all they were trying to do was promote awareness of breast cancer at their school.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals backed up the girls in August saying that the bracelets were not disruptive. The single board member who voted against the appeal said that they should just let this go since they’ve already lost this battle 20 to 30 times.

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