Argument: A head scarf ban can hinder/prevent Muslim women from marrying

Issue Report: Banning Muslim hijab


Protest French Hijab Ban. Innovative Minds. Retrieved June 3rd, 2008 – “Muslim Women Not Allowed To Marry

Jacques Martin, mayor of Nogent-sur-Marne (suburban Paris), a member of President Jacques Chirac’s conservative UMP party, has insisted that from November 2003, that if a Muslim woman wishes to marry she must first go against her beliefs and remove her hijab, only then can she enter a civil weddings at her city hall. Couples marrying in France must be wed at a civil ceremony at their local city hall as the state does not recognise religious weddings. Interestingly only Muslims are banned from wearing a veil in city hall, Christian brides are permitted to wear their wedding veils without hindrance.”