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4 Dec 2023

EU Court: Municipal Bans on Religious Symbols Permitted

The European Union's Court of Justice has ruled that public administrations may lawfully ban overt religious symbols, such as headscarves, to maintain a neutral environment without targeting any specific religion. The ruling emerged from a case in Belgium, where a woman objected to the ban on religious headwear, claiming it infringed on her religious freedom. The court underscored the requirement for such policies to be non-discriminatory, consistently applied to all staff, and limited to what is strictly necessary to achieve neutrality. [Source](https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2023/11/28/Belgium-Court-of-Justice-religious-symbols-ruling/5981701181377/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twt)