Federal Building Kicks Out Woman Who Wore “Offensive” T-Shirt

I don’t personally have a strong opinion on t-shirts with slogans or messages of any kind. I think there’s plenty of aweful ones out there and also lots of witty ones.
Sometimes though, these very t-shirts can get you into trouble: Lapriss Gilbert was forced to leave a Social Security office because she was wearing a “Lesbian.com” shirt.

As she headed for a line to pick up a Social Security card for her son, Gilbert was stopped by a guard who said her T-shirt, naming an educational and resource Web site for gay women, was offensive.

She said the guard, who works for a private company hired by the Department of Homeland Security, demanded that she leave the building or face arrest.

Offensive? I really don’t think so. Well I guess this would be the kind of reaction you’d expect if you’d try to enter a church whose strong believes condemn homosexuality but a social security office? Whatever happened to tolerance?

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