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NC school's dress code requiring skirts receives mixed ruling from appeals court

A judiciary on Monday tossed out a lower-court ruling that banned a us-regions charter education” target=”_blank”>school<

In 2019, a federal judge ruled that the dress code was unconstitutional because the charter school should be considered a state actor and that the rule violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

Since then, the school has suspended that part of its dress code.

In Monday’s decision, though, Judges A. Marvin Quattlebaum and Allison Jones Rushing, both appointees of former donald-trump” target=”_blank”>President Trump<

In a dissent, Judge Barbara Milano Keenan, an appointee of former barack-obama” target=”_blank”>President Obama<

The ACLU, which helped bring the lawsuit, issued a statement Monday saying it’s pleased that the ruling opens up the opportunity for dress codes to be challenged under Title IX, but disappointed that it overturns the finding of an Equal Protection Clause violation.

“Dress codes that enforce different rules based on old-fashioned conventions of how girls should dress, look, and behave while intentionally signaling that girls are not equal to boys perpetuate gender stereotypes and should have no place in our public schools,” said Galen Sherwin, senior staff attorney with the ACLU Women’s Rights Project.

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