Muslim group asks Texas municipal courts to allow head coverings for religious reasons

Muslim group asks Texas municipal courts to allow head coverings for religious reasons

Press Conference CAIR TX Municipal Court HijabA Muslim civil rights group is calling on municipal courts to change their policies so that people wearing head coverings for religious reasons are allowed in the courtroom.

The Dallas-Fort-Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) held a press conference Thursday afternoon outside of the Haltom City Municipal Court after Kendra Montemayor posted a video on Facebook saying that she was told Tuesday morning she couldn’t enter the courtroom because of her hijab.

The municipal court updated its policy to allow head coverings for religious reasons.