On Monday, the Supreme Court upheld an appellate decision prohibiting a public charter school in North Carolina from mandating girls wear skirts to school.
The appeal from the Charter Day School in the town of Leland in eastern North Carolina was denied by the judges without a remark.
The school’s clothing code has been found to violate students’ constitutional rights, according to a federal appeals court.
According to court filings, Baker Mitchell, the school’s founder, said that the clothing code was meant to encourage “chivalry” among the male students and respect for the female students.
In accordance with the lower court’s decision, the dress code has already been modified to permit females to wear trousers.