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Maryland Law to Allow Religious Garments in College Sports

Maryland Law to Allow Religious Garments in College Sports

Executive Director for the Aspen Institute’s Religion & Society Program, who studies religion, racism, and justice – recalls his own experience of fighting for inclusion as a turbaned Sikh athlete.

Growing up in Texas, the director says he and his brothers were often denied the right to play college and school sports because of their turbans, a religious head covering worn by men of the Sikh religion. It was his story that welcomed the US state of Maryland’s Inclusive Athletic Attire Act, also known as House Bill 515, which came into legal effect on July 1.

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