Quantcast

Woman Files Lawsuit After Double Standard Forces Her To Remove Her Headscarf

A Christian woman in Alabama was told by the DMV that she was not allowed to wear her headscarf for her driver's license photo. The same DMV allows Muslim women to cover their heads for their photographs. The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the county.

Yvonne Allen went to the Department of Motor Vehicles in Tuskeegee and intended to take her driver's license photo with her headscarf. In Allen's denomination of Christianity, a head scarf is required by her faith.

According to Allen, the staff at the DMV not only turned her down, but 'ridiculed' her for her belief.

"I was devastated when they forced me to remove my headscarf to take my driver license photo," said Allen in a press conference. "Revealing my hair to others is disobedient to God. I should have the same right as people of other faiths to be accommodated for my religious beliefs."

The Lee County DMV does allow Muslim women a religious exemption; they're allowed to be photographed wearing a hijab (head scarf). The ACLU is accusing the county of discrimination and violating Allen's constitutional rights.

The ACLU is often accused of being an anti-Christian 'liberal' organization. The organization describes itself as 'non-partisan' and its mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States."

Source: MailOnline
Photo: Washington Post

Tell Us What You Think

More Fab Stories

Donald Trump is a sham and he's deceived American voters, claims actor Alec Baldwin. This was not part of a 'Saturday Night Live' skit; this was...

Melania Trump has struggled with the idea of being first lady ever since Donald Trump was on the campaign trail. It seems the Slovenian former...

A couple welcomed a new baby girl into the world, and like many parents, they bestowed upon her a name that they'd given a great deal of...

A UK family went out to a local eatery and the woman ordered a 'child-sized omelet' for their baby. When the counter girl asked why she didn't...

Latest Fab Stories

President Donald Trump is a billionaire who ran in circles with the super-wealthy and ultra-elite, so maybe it's people in his former circles who...

Videos that look like common, popular cartoons can be found all over YouTube, including on the websites homepage. Little do some unsuspecting...

A young, 26-year-old Mexican mother suffered a harrowing two years when she was held captive in Florida. A fellow Mexican citizen who moved from...