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Boys can now wear skirts to school in Puerto Rico

Changes to regulations set by The Puerto Rico Department of Education mean that boys will now be able to wear skirts to school and girls, trousers.

The Education Minister, Rafael Roman, announced changes to a school uniform code that requires all students to wear school uniforms.

Roman said he hoped the changes would make the uniform policy more LGBT-inclusive. “No student can be sanctioned for not opting to wear a particular piece of clothing … that he or she does not feel comfortable with,” he told the Associated Press.

The move came after gay rights activists pressured educators to make schools more safe and tolerant spaces for LGBTQ kids.

Same-sex marriage became legal earlier last year in the US territory, just weeks after the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right.

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