Huntsville, Alabama— It’s not the first time the Huntsville City Schools have been accused of wearing inappropriate clothing.
In 2013, Huntsville Public Schools announced that it would be banning clothing that depicts the female anatomy, including genitalia, nipples and breast tissue.
But now, the school district is banning the clothing altogether.
According to the school’s statement, the clothing will be banned “until further notice” on September 25, the date of the official school day.
The school district says that because of a new law that went into effect in the state, the policy change will only apply to uniforms.
This is not the only school district in Alabama that is being accused of promoting sexual orientation.
On March 12, 2017, the University of Alabama at Birmingham announced that the school would be changing its dress code to allow students to wear any clothes they want.
Students were allowed to wear the clothes on campus that are “in compliance with the university’s policy and regulations,” according to a press release from the school.
The move was hailed as a step forward by LGBTQ groups who were opposed to the dress code.
But it’s unclear how many students were actually affected by the change, and whether this was the reason that the university implemented the policy.
Students at the university were allowed, however, to wear skirts, which have also been banned in the past.
On May 1, 2017 and again on May 7, the Huntsvillestory School District banned students from wearing skirts and shorts.
The dress code was later reinstated, but the school will only allow students who have been accepted into the district’s programs to wear their uniforms, according to the university.
This new policy also applies to other clothing.
This time around, the city school district has decided to not allow clothing that promotes gender stereotypes, which has led some to question if the school is still promoting homosexuality.
“We don’t have a policy to promote homosexuality, and we do not have a position on homosexuality,” the school superintendent, Paul Houser, told the Birmingham News.
“The fact that we have this policy means that we’re not allowing students to dress up in ways that reflect their gender identities.”
In a statement released on April 24, 2017 by the school, Housers stated that he was disappointed that “some students in our district choose to dress as men or wear makeup or make up to dress in ways to make them feel more masculine, while others do not.”
“This new policy does not reflect the values and standards that I hold dear as a leader in our community and I apologize for that,” the statement reads.
It’s unclear if the dress policy change affects students in other Huntsvillendor schools as well.
Students are allowed to attend other schools, such as the Huntsman College and University of South Alabama, that do not require students to be dressed in a certain way.
The university did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In addition to the new dress code, the university has also announced that they will be banning the use of the word “gay” in their curriculum.
“As a result, students will be required to learn that it is acceptable to use the term ‘gay’ or ‘lesbian’ as a way to address sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in a non-discriminatory manner,” the university statement reads, adding that “this will make it easier for students to navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of LGBTQ+ issues and discrimination.”
This is just the latest in a string of recent controversies surrounding the HuntsVillestore.
In August 2017, a school in Madison County, Alabama banned students who are transgender from wearing their uniforms and banned them from participating in school events that celebrate Pride Month.
The Huntsvillastore has also been the subject of a number of controversial controversies.
The town of Huntsville has had several instances of vandalism, including a fire that destroyed the school building and a school bus.
In 2015, a local politician was arrested for threatening to kill a transgender student and assaulting another transgender student.
The incident sparked national outcry and spurred the school board to remove the Confederate flag from the Hunts Villestore, which was also named after the Confederate general Robert E. Lee.