Students, some parents and the ACLU argue that public school uniforms stifle students' individuality.
The ACLU has argued that uniforms stifle a student's need for self expression, which is often used as a defense against feeling inferior or shut out from other students of different means.
In 2000, a group of Texas parents, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), initiated a lawsuit alleging various civil rights infringements.
On the other side are students, parents and the ACLU who feel that uniforms infringe on their individuality.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a motion to appear as amicus curiae in the discrimination case.