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    The Veil strikes back

    a lady in florids is sueing he DMV because they wont issue her a driver lisence untill she removes her veil(yes she is muslim). she is saying that it violates her religion and she should not have to remove it. any one else have any opinons on this?
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    Yeah, she should try to sell crazy somewhere else.

    The whole point of a photo identification card is the photo part of it. This is absolutely ludicrous, this is worse than the guy who sued McDonald's because his wife ate a burger and a pickle that was too hot touched her lip and she was unable to perform fellacio on him for two weeks. That was an actual lawsuit that went to court.

    This is by far more ludicrous.

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    I totally agree. What is the point of even having a picture if the picture is of a veil? This is the most asinine thing that I have heard of in a long time.

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    This is absolutely ludicrous, this is worse than the guy who sued McDonald's because his wife ate a burger and a pickle that was too hot touched her lip and she was unable to perform fellacio on him for two weeks. That was an actual lawsuit that went to court.

    This is by far more ludicrous.
    More ludicrous? Less legitimate, but I cannot believe that the above case went to court - that beats the crap out of any one of those 'crazy litigation' stories I've heard.

    If the veil was concealing her face then there would be no point in getting photo identification. This isn't violating her religion, it's just plain old common sense. If she doesn't want to remove the veil, then she can live without a driver's license. She's hardly going to keep a veil on when she's driving.

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    She should move to Vermont, picture licenses are optional ($5.00 extra actually). You can renew your non picture lecense through the mail. I knew of a guy who was paralyzed from a stroke, couldn't get out of bed but he had his wife renew his license twice.

    Didn't California have a program where crossdressers could get a duplicate license of their other persona or was that an urban legend?
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    I think the cross dressing licenses is an urban legand, but in Clai you can renew your photo license through the mail. My wifes license has her picture from 10 years ago on it, she looks vastly diferent now.

    As for this law suit, its insane. Driveing is a privilage not a right, as such it isn't a violation of any ones rights to refuse them a licenes if they cannot meat the requirements..and in florida a photo that can be used to identify you is part of the requirements. Hell this came up briefly in IL, so now if you want you can request a female attendent take your picture but you still must take off the vail.
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    This is idiotic, she should lose, lose, lose! I can't believe this even made a story!

    edit: I was reading up on the Muslim religion, and women are held sooooo low in their culture, it's most likely that she would never be let drive a car in a true Muslim society, so, if she really really wanted to follow suit of her culture, she should have stepped outta line of the DMV. I'm sorry, I'm not an advocate of women being shunned like that, but a law suit! It's stupidity!
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    Actually, there's another side to this. I've got two 15 year olds studying for learner's permits and I'm embarrassed I forgot this in spite of all the discussions I've had with them.

    Driving a motor vehicle on public roads is not a RIGHT, it is a priviledge. If she doesn't want to cooperate in the licensing, she doesn't have to. But then again the priviledge of driving won't be extended to her.
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    If this should pass, some else will claim to need to drive with some other nonsense needed to fulfill their religion. Use your imagination here. There are some rules in society.
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    Here is an update yeahhhhhhhhh she lost the case. She had no problem with showing her face in 1998 after being charge with child abuse.

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