Renewed push for gender neutral toilets, uniforms in schools

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Friday, 6 October 2017, 8:51AM
Schools around the world are dropping needless gender restrictions. (Photo \ Getty Images)

Renewed calls from secondary teachers for schools to have gender neutral uniforms and toilets.

The Post Primary Teachers Association wants the Ministry of Education to put guidelines in place protecting students of minority genders and sexualities.

PPTA's Rainbow Taskforce spokesperson Paul Stevens told Larry Williams schools around the world are dropping needless gender restrictions.

"I mean globally males are probably more likely to be wearing a skirt than actually trousers, in a lot of cultures that's quite normal. So I think what we are trying to say is that there's no reason why we have to be putting a demarcation on that."

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