TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school system is considering changes to its discrimination and harassment policies to include students and employees who change genders or wear clothing of the opposite sex.
The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/JcTRsA) that the board overseeing Tuscaloosa city schools discussed changing the policy during a Thursday night meeting.
Board members heard from school board attorney Dave Ryan, who explained why the board should add "gender nonconformity" to the list of classes protected in the school system's anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies. If approved, gender nonconformity would be added to the list of protections such as color, religion, age and disability.
Ryan cited a case in Atlanta in which a male employee of the Georgia Assembly's Office of Legislative Counsel was fired in 2007 after wearing women's clothing to work.