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Muslim: Gym booted me over head covering
by Scott Sandlin
The national gym chain Planet Fitness has trademarked the phrase "Judgment Free Zone," but it didn't really seem that way to Tarainia McDaniel when she was barred from entering a gym on Irving Boulevard on Albuquerque's West Side.
The reason: The head covering she was wearing as part of her Muslim faith, which requires women to cover their hair, didn't meet the gym's dress code.
McDaniel alleges in a lawsuit filed by her attorney, Rachel Higgins, that she explained the requirements of her religion but was told only that she could wear a baseball cap.
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