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Court refuses to suspend new secular law

National News // May 14, 2019

It will remain illegal in Geneva for public workers to wear religious symbols.

pixabay Court refuses to suspend new secular law

Campaigners are taking the the issue to court after voters gave the go ahead for a new secular law a few weeks ago. They claim the move discriminates against Muslim women, although the law does not specify a particular religion.

Yesterday Judges on the cantonal constitutional court refused to suspend the new law ahead of a full hearing.

But earlier they had allowed a Muslim member of parliament for the commune of Meyrin to sit in the chamber wearing a headscarf.

The court will hear the full case later in the year.

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