The Marines Reluctantly Let a Sikh Officer Wear a Turban. He Says It’s Not Enough.

Dave Phillips of The New York Times reports that the Marine Corps have approved a Sikh lieutenant’s request to wear a turban as part of his uniform, but only in certain environments. He writes, “Lieutenant Toor can wear a turban in daily dress at normal duty stations, but he cannot do so while deployed to a conflict zone, or when in dress uniform in a ceremonial unit, where the public could see it.” If the Corps do not budge on their restrictions, however, Toor plans to sue them in federal court for violating of his religious freedom. The Marine Corps are the last branch of the military to impose such restrictions on turbans.

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