Parents to sue primary school who let boy wear a dress

“We believe it is wrong to encourage very young children to embrace transgenderism, boys are boys and girls are girls"


We’ve definitely hit peak season for school uniform stories – and this one even made the prime slot on BBC Radio 4’s Today show this morning.


A mum and dad are causing a stir after deciding to sue their son’s primary school for letting another boy attend class wearing a dress.

The couple say the school, run by the Church of England, is going against Christian principles, and think it’s wrong to “encourage very young children to embrace transgenderism”.

Nigel and Sally Rowe, from the Isle of Wight, have taken their 6-year-old son out of the school – they previously took their 8-year-old son out for the same reason – and both are now being home educated.

They are also mounting a legal challenge against the school saying it has not respected their rights to raise their children in line with biblical values.

Nigel Rowe told The Sunday Times:

“Our concerns were raised when our son came back home from school saying he was confused as to why and how a boy was now a girl.

“Gender dysphoria is something we as Christians need to address with love and compassion, but not in the sphere of a primary school environment.”

Hmmmm. Here at MFM we’ve shared stories about primary schools introducing gender-neutral toilets, celebs who are very happy for their little boys to wear dresses, and the couple wanting to bring their baby up with no gender at all.

And one thing’s for sure – they always bring up plenty of discussion.

What do you think?

Are the parents right to sue? Or should the school be applauded for what it’s doing? Tell us in the comments below or over on Facebook

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