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Sikhs, Muslims File Complaint vs. Boomers Amusement Park Over Headgear
Several Sikhs and Muslims in California announced filing discrimination complaints with the state on Tuesday, alleging that they were unfairly told they couldn't wear turbans and hijabs while riding go-karts at an amusement park with locations in California, Florida and New York.
The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and United Sikhs held simultaneous news conferences in Anaheim and Santa Clara to discuss their filing of public accommodation complaints against Boomers with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Boomers is a subsidiary of Palace Entertainment Holdings in Newport Beach, Calif.
CAIR spokeswoman Zahra Billoo said there are two other complainants in Orange County, (PDF) with another one about to file. All allege violations of California's Unruh Civil Rights Act based on Boomers unwillingness to permit park attendees wearing religious head coverings from riding go-karts.
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