Posted by: becketfund | January 15, 2007

Bavaria: Constitutional Court Upholds Headscarf Ban

Deutsche Welle reports that in a January 15th decision, Bavaria’s Constitutional Court upheld the state law that bans Muslim teachers from wearing headscarves in their classrooms. Bavaria’s headscarf ban was adopted in November 2004, with the state arguing that headscarves violated a constitutional right to gender equality. However, Muslim religious groups have argued that the ban is unconstitutional and discriminatory because it still permits Jewish and Christian religious symbols to be worn in the classroom.

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