Burka Ban passes in France
The French Senate has voted overwhelmingly for a bill banning the burka-style Islamic veil everywhere from post offices to streets, in a final step toward a making it law.
The Senate voted 246 to 1 Tuesday in favor of the bill, which has already passed in the lower chamber, the National Assembly.
Any dissenters have 10 days to challenge the measure in the Constitutional Council watchdog, but that is considered unlikely.
The move affects only a tiny minority of the country’s Muslim women but has significant symbolic repercussions.
This would fortunately never pass in the United States, thanks to that pesky 1st Amendment.