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Governor signs repeal on teachers’ religious dress; ban will lift in July 2011

April 2, 2010

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By Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian April 01, 2010, 1:08PM With supporters of religious freedom looking on, Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed a bill this morning that will end Oregon’s ban on teachers wearing head scarves and other religious attire. The ban won’t lift until after the 2010-11 school year. The rationale for the delay is to […]

Turkish parliament lifts university headscarf ban

February 9, 2008

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By Hidir Goktas and Gareth Jones Sat Feb 9, 8:49 AM ET Turkey’s parliament voted on Saturday to lift a ban on female students wearing the Muslim headscarf at university, a landmark decision that some Turks say will undermine the foundations of the secular state. Parliament, where the ruling centre-right AK Party has a big […]