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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Puerto Rico Relaxes School Uniform Rules for LGBT Students

From ABC News:


Students at public schools across Puerto Rico for the first time can 
choose to wear pants or skirts as part of their uniform regardless of 
their gender without being punished, a move that has unleashed a 
debate in this socially conservative island.

Education Secretary Rafael Roman said Monday that the new regu-
lation he recently signed is meant to be inclusive of gay, lesbian and 
transgender students. He added that teachers will no longer be allow-
ed to discipline students who prefer to wear pants instead of skirts or 
vice versa.

"No student can be sanctioned for not opting to wear a particular pie-
ce of clothing ... that he or she does not feel comfortable with," he told 
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