Puerto Rico adopts LGBT-friendly uniform policy

Puerto Rico is taking a small and simple step towards LGBT rights and gender equality.

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On Monday, Education Secretary Rafael Roman loosened rules regarding public school uniforms, making them more LGBT-friendly, according to ABC News.

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Students at public schools across Puerto Rico for the first time can choose to wear pants or skirts as part of their uniform regardless of their gender without being punished, a move that has unleashed a debate in this socially conservative island.

“No student can be sanctioned for not opting to wear a particular piece of clothing, that he or she does not feel comfortable with,” Roman told ABC News.

Read more at ABC News.

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