CAIR-DFW Urges Courts To Allow Religious Head Coverings
The DFW Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling on municipal courts to allow head coverings after receiving complaints from people who've been told they can't enter a courtroom.
Earlier this week, Kendra Rumph Montemayor stopped by Haltom City Municipal Court to pay a speeding ticket.
But in a Facebook video, she said she was told she couldn't go inside the courtroom because of her head covering. She told court employees she wore it for religious reasons.
Now, the Dallas Fort Worth Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling on municipal courts to allow people wearing religious head coverings inside their courtrooms.
Faizan Syed, executive director of CAIR-DFW, said he's heard from people who've had similar experiences in other North Texas courtrooms.