A school in North Carolina cannot require girls to wear skirts, the court ruled

The Federal Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling in a lawsuit alleging that the Charter Day School Dress Code requiring girls to wear skirts is discriminatory.

WILMINGTON, NC – Federal Court of Appeals rules North Carolina charter school violated the rights of female students requiring them to wear skirts, nullifying the previous decision.

On Tuesday, the U.S. District Court of Appeals for District 4 ruled 10-6 that the Code of Conduct at Charter Day School in Leland violated Title IX – a federal law that protects students in public schools from gender-based discrimination.

The school was opened in 2000 to teach students from kindergarten to 8th grade and to promote “traditional values”.

In 2016, the guardians of three girls attending the Charter filed a lawsuit against the school claiming that a dress code that prohibits female students from wearing shorts or pants is discrimination.

In 2019, the District Court determined that the school, as a state actor, violated the clause on equal protection of the constitution.

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