Burqini Ruling: Court Says Schools Can Require Co-Ed Swims

Source: Spiegel International

 

Germany’s top federal administrative court has ruled that schools can require Muslim girls to participate in co-ed swimming classes. The judges argue they can wear a burqini to address any concerns about religious dress codes.

 

Germany’s highly anticipated “burqini ruling” is out. The federal administrative court in Leipzig, the highest in the country for such issues, ruled on Wednesday that schools can demand that Muslim school girls participate in co-ed swimming classes. The court stated that in order to respect their religious dress codes, girls are allowed to wear a full-body bathing suit known as a “burqini.”

 

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Categories: Germany, Women Rights

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