Veiled Liberty

The issue of veils, or any other clothing, is contextual. There are club and dining establishments where rules require a jacket and tie. If a man wants to dine in such a place, he must conform to the rules. In places where there are such dress rules, it is good form to abide by the rules. If a religious organization has a custom concerning dress and one wants to be a member of that organization, then one should abide by the custom. I believe one has personal freedom to dress as one sees fit, as long as one’s attire does not violate the customs of time and place. I think France’s law against head coverings violates this personal freedom. I don’t recall ever seeing a fully veiled person in the United States other than in a movie, but someone with religious reasons for wearing a veil should have that liberty.



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