EXCERPT from OregonLive.com (link below):

Oregon's longstanding ban on teachers wearing head scarves or other religious dress is near its demise after the Senate and House gave final approval Tuesday to lift the ban.

Champions in the Senate called ending the ban a historic step toward religious freedom and non-discrimination in a state that has performed poorly in those arenas in the past. Christian teachers have long been allowed to wear crosses in Oregon public schools, but head scarves and turbans are not permitted.

Read the full article at http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/02/oregon_legislature_repeals_ban.html


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