1/25/2006

Male Student Wins Fight to Wear Skirt

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) - A male high school student can wear a skirt to school after the American Civil Liberties Union reached an agreement with school officials.

The ACLU announced the deal Tuesday. It will allow a Hasbrouck Heights School senior to wear a skirt to protest the school's no-shorts policy.

The district's dress code bans shorts between Oct. 1 and April 15, but allows skirts, a policy 17-year-old Michael Coviello believes is discriminatory.

'I'm happy to be able to wear skirts again to bring attention to the fact that the ban on shorts doesn't make sense,' Coviello said in a statement."

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