No more Skirts in UK Schools?
The British Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said making skirts part of a compulsory uniform could breach the rights of female-to-male transsexuals.. In official guidelines published ahead of the Equality Bill, which comes into force this autumn, the watchdog says that "requiring pupils to wear gender-specific clothes is potentially unlawful". It goes on to state that "pupils born female with gender dysphoria experienced great discomfort being forced to wear stereotypical girls’ clothes – for example a skirt." The EHRC, which can force public bodies to comply with equality law, said schools are obliged to be "proactive" in ensuring there is no discrimination against transsexual pupils. More details at the Telegraph.
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