September 12, 2013

Charter of Quebec Values would ban ‘overt’ religious symbols

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An image released by the Quebec government showing, top three, "non-ostentatious" religious symbols that could be worn by public employees, and, bottom five images, "ostentatious" symbols that would be banned under the proposed Charter of Quebec Values. Photo courtesy Quebec government

An image released by the Quebec government showing, top three, "non-ostentatious" religious symbols that could be worn by public employees, and, bottom five images, "ostentatious" symbols that would be banned under the proposed Charter of Quebec Values. Photo courtesy Quebec government

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(RNS) The Charter of Quebec Values would prohibit public employees from wearing large crosses and crucifixes, Islamic headscarves, Sikh turbans and Jewish yarmulkes.