A Christian law practice has filed a lawsuit against Oakmont High School after last week’s national Day of Silence when several students were expelled for wearing anti gay t-shirts.

Thirteen students came to the school in Sacramento wearing t-shirts saying “Homosexuality is sin. Jesus can set you free,” they were given told to remove their shirts or face disciplinary action, and were suspended after refusing to take them off.

Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) lawyer, Kevin Snider, said: “We are committed to providing a vigorous defence of these students’ First Amendment rights.”

Brad Dacus, president of PJI, said, “Tolerance must be a two-way street. Our society cannot afford the suppression of religious viewpoints just because some people disagree with or don’t like those views.”

Kathleen Sirovy, principal of Oakmont High School, defended the school’s actions, she said: “Many kids were upset because their shirts were rude.”

tell another group of students that they can’t do it.”

Half a million students in the US went silent last week to protest the bullying and harassment felt by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.