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Pro Family Oregon City students protest Day of Silence

Students wearing anti-gay T-shirts to class disrupted Oregon City High School's celebration of unity Friday.

Friday was National Day of Silence. It's where students take some form of silence to call attention to the bullying of the LGBT community in schools.

Two students told KATU News that if the school is supporting Day of Silence, then they have the right to speak out against it.

They wore T-shirts to school that said, "Gay Is Not Ok" and "Gay Day Is Not OK," which is a reference to Day of Silence. They sought out a KATU reporter to be interviewed.

One of the students KATU spoke to was so passionate about speaking out against the shirts that he wanted KATU to point out there are over 2,000 students at Oregon City High and only three or four chose to wear the shirts Friday.

A student wearing one of the shirts said his teachers didn't seem to care about it. But a school administrator said the school is not allowing the shirts on campus. The administrator said the school is making the kids turn the shirts inside out or take them off.


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