German court allows courtroom headscarf ban

A court in the southern German city of Munich has overturned a 2016 lower court’s ruling that struck down a Bavarian state ban on headscarves in courtrooms.

Even if the claimant had won on Wednesday, victory would have been short-lived. The case led the Bavarian parliament to pass a state law completely prohibiting people from wearing religious symbols in courtrooms. The law is set to come into effect in April.

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