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Pentagon Eases Rules on Religious Garb in Uniform

posted on January 23, 2014

At ABC News, Luis Martinez reports, “The Pentagon has eased rules that have made it difficult for some service members to wear religious clothing or beards required by their faith … The new rules will make it possible for Sikhs and members of other faiths to receive such waivers routinely, when possible. Orthodox Jewish service members will be allowed to wear yarmulkes while in uniform, and Muslim service members could wear beards and carry prayer beads.”

Read at ABC News