Parents sue school after faculty expelled teen for believing she may be gay due to rainbow-themed birthday

A family from Kentucky, who alleges their daughter was expelled over the design of her birthday cake, is now suing her former school.

Filed last Thursday, the lawsuit states how 15-year-old Kayla Kenney was kicked out of her Christian high school “as they believed she was gay.”

Originally, Kayla’s parents claimed that the school, Whitfield Academy, had made their choice after obtaining a photo of the teen celebrating her birthday with a rainbow-colored cake while wearing a similarly colorful sweater.

And while the rainbow has been a symbol of LGBTQIA+ pride, Kayla’s mom, Kimberley Alford, said her daughter is not gay and the cake was chosen as it looked nice.