March 9, 2012
There's no reference to gender in the Suffolk school district's new uniform dress code.
Media outlets report that the dress code approved Thursday by the Suffolk School Board bans skimpy attire, sagging pants and clothing that references alcohol, drugs or gangs.
But the board dropped a proposal to ban cross-gender clothing that causes a disruption or poses a health or safety concern. The new dress code applies this prohibition to any clothing and doesn't mention gender.
Civil liberties groups said the proposed cross-dressing ban was too vague and students have a right to express themselves. The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia threatened to file a lawsuit if the ban was adopted.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
powered by Disqus