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ACLU: Alabama judge ordered Christian woman to remove headscarf, violated her rights
by Kent Faulk
Yvonne Allen says she wears a headscarf because she believes her Christian faith requires it.
But the Tuskegee woman says she was ordered by Lee County officials to take the headscarf off when she went to get her drivers' license renewed in December, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Alabama on Allen's behalf.
Lee County officials told Allen there are religious exemptions for head coverings but claimed it only applied to Muslims, the lawsuit states. She was also "ridiculed" by the probate staff for her belief, the lawsuit claims.
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