Proposed ban to restrict head wear in driver license photos
A St. Cloud legislator says a bill that bans any head wear from being worn in driver’s license photos is a matter of public safety, the Pioneer Press reported.
Republican Rep. Steve Gottwalt told the Star Tribune that a ban on head wear would make it easier for law enforcement to identify people and fair for everyone. However, some Muslims say they have a religious duty to wear their head wear at all times.
Suban Khalif and many other Muslim women say that taking off their head wear, even for a few minutes, is a big deal, the Star Tribune said.
Gottwalt’s bill has the exception of a person with a deformity or medical condition that requires headwear to be worn.