In a victory for the Red-Green Party, Asmaa Abdol-Hamid won a bitter conflict over whether or not a Muslim woman may wear a headscarf in parliament. As long as a woman can be recognized by her colleagues, the parliament’s board of governors ruled that MP’s may dress as they wish. While a headscarf or similar hair-covering garments may be worm, a burka, or garment which covers the face is still forbidden. The only board member to vote against the decision, S_ren Espersen, said that he was saddened by the decision, as a bow to the oppression the headscarf symbolizes. A board decision early in the week also stated that judges may also wear headscarves or head coverings.

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