Two groups of Canadian activists have filed an appeal against a Quebec judge's decision to ban the wearing of religious symbols by public employees.

The decision issued by Quebec's Superior Court prohibits teachers, police, judges, prison guards, and all public servants from wearing any religious regalia including as yarmulkes (kippahs), hijabs, and crosses. The ruling also bans face coverings while providing public services, which would seriously impact the growing number of Muslim women tha...

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