Wednesday, 26 May 2010


The French government approved a draft bill on Wednesday that prohibits the wearing of full facial veils in public places, which is expected to lead to a vote in Parliament in July. According to the draft bill, anyone wearing a garment “designed to hide the face” would be subject to a $185 fine, and anyone who forced a woman to cover her face could be fined as much as $18,500. While it is likely that Parliament will approve the bill, the Council of State, France’s highest legal authority, has signaled that it may be unconstitutional.

I have heard arguments on both sides of this very controversial matter and agree with bits of each, but I don't have a solid opinion. What do you think?

From New York Times

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