French parliament debates ban on burqa-style veils

French parliament debates ban on burqa-style veils

PARIS - (AP) France's hotly debated bill to ban burqa-style Islamic veils in public is going before parliament, with President Nicolas Sarkozy's government casting the measure as a way to promote equality between the sexes and protect oppressed women.

The bill being debated Tuesday is widely expected to become law, despite the concerns ...

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