Protecting Students in Non-conforming Dress
Students are protected in schools that receive federal funding by both Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Both of these titles prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. The Department of Justice and the Department of Education have both stated that discriminating against students who do not conform to sex stereotypes is a form of sex discrimination. This protects transgender students, students who do not conform to sex stereotypes, and students who are perceived to not conform to sex stereotypes.