A teenager in England has lost her High Court challenge to be allowed to wear a Christian “purity ring” to school, says SkyNews.

Lydia Playfoot, 16, claimed the ban imposed by the Millais School in Horsham, West Sussex, was an “unlawful interference” with her right to express her faith. But lawyers for the school successfully argued that the purity ring was not an essential part of the Christian religion and contravened the school’s uniform policy.

As much as I agree with the school being allowed to establish its own dress code, I can’t help but feel something more…insidious was at work here.