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CNN.com – Florida court upholds veil ban – Sep 7, 2005

A Muslim woman who, for religious reasons, wanted to wear a veil in her driver’s license photo must follow a Florida law that requires a picture of her full face, a state appeals court ruled.

The Fifth District Court of Appeal upheld a 2003 ruling by an Orlando judge that Sultaana Freeman’s right to free exercise of religion would not be burdened by the photo requirement.

“We recognized the tension created as a result of choosing between following the dictates of one’s religion and the mandates of secular law,” Appellate Judge Emerson R. Thompson Jr. wrote in Friday’s opinion. “However, as long as the laws are neutral and generally applicable to the citizenry, they must be obeyed.”

A drivers license is a privilege.

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