Posted by: becketfund | July 20, 2010

Spain: Parliament Rejects Full Burqa Ban

MADRID – Parliament rejected on July 20 a proposal to ban women from wearing Islamic veils thatonly reveal the eyes in public spaces, the AP reported on July 20.  Following a lower chamber debate, 183 lawmakers opposed the ban, 162 voted for it and two abstained.  However, the Socialist government has said it favors including a ban on people wearing burqas in government buildings in an upcoming bill on religious issues to be debated after parliament’s summer vacation break. The nonbinding proposal had been put forward by the leading opposition Popular Party, which portrayed it as a measure in support of women’s rights. The ruling Socialist Party opposed the ban.

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