Oregon Governor poised to end Sikh teacher ban

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.

PTI



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

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