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Connecticut Roller Rink Defends Policy on Headscarves After Muslim Woman Complains
by Edmund DeMarche
A roller skating rink in Connecticut is standing behind its decision to ask a Muslim woman to remove her headscarf because it could present a danger to skaters if it fell off.
Marisol Rodriguez-Colon was set to attend her 4-year-old niece's birthday party at Ron-A-Roll but apparently didn't make it very far past the check-in counter before she was stopped by a rink employee, who offered her two options: remove her headscarf or wear a helmet over it.
Rodriguez-Colon said she felt "mortified" when an employee at a rink asked her to wear a helmet on top of her religious headscarf, or hijab.
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