Gender Segregation Discrimination

The Court of Appeal has held that a Muslim faith’s school discriminated against each sex when male and female pupils were segregated after a particular age.

There was no suggestion that either the boys or girls in the school were treated any differently from each other. However, it held that both boys and girls were equally disadvantaged by being unable to interact with each other.

The additional argument that segregation endorses the perception that females are inferior was rejected by the Court as not being supported on the evidence. 

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