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Lawmaker to withdraw 'anti-burqa' bill after wave of criticism
by Aaron Gould Sheinin
State Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine, said Thursday he will withdraw his proposed legislation that would ban women from wearing burqas on public property in Georgia.
Spencer filed the bill on Monday, the first day lawmakers could present legislation to be considered when the Legislature returns in January.
House Bill 3 would have made clear that no one could wear a burqa in a driver's license or state identification photo or while driving. It also appeared that the measure would have banned women from wearing burqas anywhere on public property.
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