Civil Liberties Groups Sway Suffolk School Board To Drop Proposed Cross-Dressing Ban
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SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — Suffolk school officials have dropped a proposed ban on crossing-dressing by students.
Media outlets report that references to gender have been removed from a proposed student dress code. The Suffolk School Board is scheduled to consider the revised dress code on Thursday.
The original version proposed by Superintendent Deran Whitney would have banned cross-gender clothing that causes a disruption or poses a health or safety concern.
Civil liberties groups said the proposed ban was too vague and students have a right to express themselves.
Whitney declined comment through a spokeswoman Monday on the revised dress code policy.
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