ACLU Wins Erasure of Male/Female Distinctions at School

Charter Day School is in the midst of a major controversy regarding skirts and the definition of boys and girls. (ACLU photo)

The Progressive Pulse – . . . A federal court ruled Thursday that the uniform policy of a K-8 charter school in Leland violates the U.S. Constitution by forcing female students to wear skirts.

Charter Day School’s uniform policy requiring skirts, knee-length or longer, was challenged in U.S. District Court by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina and the law firm of Ellis & Winters LLP on behalf of three Brunswick County students ages 5, 10 and 14.

“They are permitted to have a dress code,” said Chris Brook, legal director of ACLU, North Carolina. “They are not allowed to have a dress code that treats girls differently than boys.”

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