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Anti-gay stickers at California high school raise first amendment questions

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Applications for marriage licenses by gay couples in Guam came after U.S. District Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood on Friday struck down the country's prohibition on same-sex marriage.
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Applications for marriage licenses by gay couples in Guam came after U.S. District Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood on Friday struck down the country's prohibition on same-sex marriage.

At Shadow Hills High School in Indio, CA, some students have shown up with anti-gay stickers on their ID badges. Are they covered by the first amendment?

At Shadow Hills High School in Indio, CA, some students have shown up with anti-gay stickers on their ID badges.

The images feature rainbows with a red circle around them and a line striking through them, and are highly offensive to many students and staff members at the school. The question is, are they constitutionally legal?

Eugene Volokh is a professor at UCLA's school of law and he joins the show to talk about whether this falls under free speech.

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