After two students at an Ohio high school were barred from wearing t-shirts with the word “lesbian,” supportive teens rallying to their side also faced disciplinary measures.

Two girls at Celina High School in western Ohio celebrated Twin Day by wearing t-shirts that read “Lesbian 1” and “Lesbian 2.” School officials asked the female students to change their clothing.

Roughly 20 students attended school on Tuesday wearing home-made t-shirts in support of the students. One t-shirt included a rainbow graphic, a symbol of gay pride, along with the caption “I Support … Express Yourself.” Another read “Straight but Supportive.”

The show of support was organized by sophomore Jimmy Walter, the younger brother of one of the female students who wore the “lesbian” t-shirt.

“My sister got yelled at and screamed at [by administrators], and she was basically told she was unwanted at the school because she was gay,” Walter is quoted as saying by US News & World Report.

Assistant Principle Phil Metz forced the students to remove the t-shirts, giving detention to those who did not comply.

Metz said the t-shirts were inappropriate because they were “political.”

In a posting on, junior Erick Warner disputed the claim, saying students often wear clothing which could be considered political.

“[Our high] school promotes their pro-life club called the 'Students for Life.' They have their own shirts, which have a fetus and promotes pro-life,” he wrote. “How is that not considered 'political'?”

He added that he's seen classmates wear t-shirts in favor of Mitt Romney and ones which call President Obama a socialist.

Celina is located in Mercer County, considered one of the most conservative counties in the state.

The ACLU of Ohio says it is considering a lawsuit. Last year, an Ohio high school student sued his school after officials disciplined him for wearing a t-shirt which read “Jesus in not a homophobe.” The student won his case.