Danish authorities have voted in overwhelming favour to scrap women-only swimming sessions used by migrants at a swimming pool.
Officials in the city of Aarhus demanded the end of gender-separated sessions at the Gellerupbadet swimming hall saying people need to 'learn to swim together'.
Many of the women who use the sessions are Muslim migrants who live on a nearby housing estate.
But the ruling party on Aarhus City Council, Venstre, say that separating men and women has no place in Denmark.
The proposal said: 'Children and adults need to learn that it is completely natural to swim together regardless of religious belief.
'Therefore it is a disservice and not an integration initiative when special offers are made.'
However, thelocal.dk reported that the Danish Institute for Human Rights would be filing a complaint to Denmark's Anti-Discrimination Board. [Daily Mail] Read more