Virginia School District Considers a Ban on Cross-Dressing

February 10, 2012 - 8:20 AM

(CNSNews.com) - A Virginia school district is considering banning cross-dressing by students, out of what one board member called concerns for the safety of "several" male students who wear dresses and wigs to school, Fox News reported. If enacted, the ban would cover 19 Suffolk County public schools.

In addition to clothing "not in keeping with a student's gender," the proposed 13-point student dress regulation also seeks to ban sexually suggestive attire, sagging pants, any article of clothing that advertises alcohol or an illegal substance, clothing with slogans or words across the buttocks, sleepwear and head covering unless worn for religious or medical reasons.

Some civil liberties advocates say the proposed ban would violate students' First Amendment rights.