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'Only 2 genders' T-shirt is a direct attack

The following letter by George Stephans of Arlington was published Feb. 21 in under the headline "When a T-shirt morphs from free speech to personal attack." It is republished with the author's permission."

"Jeff Jacoby’s column about Liam Morrison (“The seventh-grader and the First Amendment,” Opinion, Feb. 14) makes a flawed argument about different statements regarding gender identity.

The existence of LGBTQ individuals is not “a debatable issue” except for people who perpetuate continued marginalization and discrimination.

A shirt saying “He she they, it’s all okay” is expressing an opinion that some people prefer not to accept, but it is not attacking those people. Rather, it is saying that we should all coexist peacefully.

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UPDATED Feb. 6: YourArlington welcomes opinions of all kinds from local residents, including national issues so long as you can draw a local connection. For example, the war pitting Israel and Hamas must have echoes here, too. Closer to home, the town election is set for April 6, and Town Meeting follows. Letters are reviewed for fairness, factualness and taste.


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