Kamala Harris, California Attorney General, Rules Man With Beard Can’t Become Prison Guard Despite Religious Beliefs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s attorney general says religious beliefs aren’t enough to trump a corrections department ban on prison guards wearing beards – a stance that drew protests Tuesday from civil rights organizations.A…

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s attorney general says religious beliefs aren’t enough to trump a corrections department ban on prison guards wearing beards – a stance that drew protests Tuesday from civil rights organizations.

Attorney General Kamala Harris argued in a Sacramento County Superior Court filing on Jan. 6 that Trilochan Oberoi can’t be properly fitted for a gas mask if he keeps the facial hair required by his Sikh religion.

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