Today (6th March), Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran will introduce a Bill on gender neutral school uniforms to mark International Women’s Day.
Commenting on her Presentation Bill, Ms Moran said:
“The Conservative Government must take a step into the twenty-first century. It is harmful that in some cases schools are still dictating what children can and cannot wear just because of their gender.
“This is not about forcing girls to wear trousers or boys to wear skirts. We must support all children to feel happy in what they wear to school. It is also important that transgender and non-binary pupils feel they can dress comfortably.
“Liberal Democrats demand better. It’s high time that all children were given the option of which school uniform they want to wear. We must create a culture of acceptance in our schools where all students are confident and comfortable no matter what they choose to wear.”
Layla Moran’s Bill will have its first reading on Wednesday 6th March.
Short title: School Uniforms (Gender Neutrality) Bill
Long title: A Bill to require school uniform policies to be gender-neutral; and for connected purposes.