Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum has stated that school “Boys can wear skirts if they want and girls can wear trousers if they want”


Mayor Sheinbaum made this known as she revealed that schools will no longer have gender specific uniforms, adding that the measure would create “a condition of equality, of equity”.

Previous guidelines stated that “just as the skirt is the basic garment of a girl’s daily school uniform, so trousers are for boys”.

Mayor Sheinbaum said that that kind of thinking “had passed into history” and that the new measure would come into effect “immediately”.

The new development has been welcomed by transgenders who believe it will help children who until now use uniforms they may not have identified with.

This is coming a months after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he would push for same-sex marriage to be made legal across the country.

A Twitter user reacted to the news:

Amazing! Props to Mexico-City for this! I think that gender-specific clothing is stupid in any way, and people should always be able to wear what they wish. Plus, this will also be of great help for transgender students. Bravo!

Another shared:

Seems growth, transformation, modernisation is being perceived as doing things differently than in meaningful better way! Human kind is trying it’s best to reach the height of stupidity by trying to be different and in the name of misunderstood freedom!

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