Oregon Governor poised to end Sikh teacher ban
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 11:09
Washington: Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski is all set to sign a legislation into a law that will end the US state's 87-year-old ban on religious dress for public school teachers, ending discriminatory ban on various communities like Sikhs.

This would enable observant Sikhs, Jews, and Muslims to possess their articles of faith while working in public schools.

Sikh Coalition, an advocacy group that had campaigned for the legislation supporters, sent almost 10,000 messages to Oregon legislators urging them to end the discriminatory ban on the community teachers.

Oregon has removed itself from the glaring minority of states that ban religious dress in the public school arena.

Nebraska and Pennsylvania are the only two remaining states with this law.


First Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 11:09

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