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US military to permit more religious garb

Catholic World News - January 24, 2014

The United States military has amended its policies on the wearing of religious garb.

“Religious garb that had previously been banned, including head coverings or pendants, is likely to be allowed under the new rules,” the Wall Street Journal reported. “In addition to religious apparel, jewelry and facial hair, the new rules specifically allow tattoos and body piercings that are religious in nature … The directive also says that requests can be denied if the religious item would cause a safety hazard or interferes with protective equipment, like a flak jacket, flight suit or camouflage uniforms.”

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