ACLU sues after Christian woman forced to remove headscarf for driver’s license photo

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing Alabama officials after a Christian woman was forced to remove her headscarf for a driver’s license photo. The woman was told that only Muslim women are allowed to keep their heads covered.

When Yvonne Allen of Tuskeegee went to renew her license at the local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in April, the clerk told her that she would have to take off her headscarf because “only Muslim women have the right to cover their hair in their driver license photos.”

The comment upset Allen, who says wearing a headscarf is an “integral part” of her Christian beliefs.

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