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Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since May 11, 2015. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Several Western countries including France, Spain and Canada have proposed laws which would ban Muslim women from wearing a Niqab in public spaces. A niqab is a cloth that covers the face and is worn by some Muslim women in public areas. In 2015 the Canadian Supreme Court overturned a Ottawa’s request to ban niqab’s when women were taking citizenship oaths. Proponents argue that the ban infringes on individual rights and prevents people from expressing their religious beliefs. Opponents argue that face-coverings prevent the clear identification of a person, which is both a security risk, and a social hindrance within a society which relies on facial recognition and expression in communication. See recent Niqāb news
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Jealousy is one of the deadly sins its a sign of insecurity. This rule is really a hidden law to suppress and control women. It's time to wake up ladies wake up. Take it off live in freedom don't mask yourselves any longer. 10 months ago from a New Democratic in Kitchener
Yes, but should be taken to a separate room with another woman to be able to show face. 2 years ago from a New Democratic in Sidney
Yes once their identity has been assured. 2 years ago from a New Democratic in Hamilton
Yes, but they should be required to remove it temporarily where necessary for purposes of identification. 2 years ago from a New Democratic in Winnipeg
These garments are not a religious requirement. If they choose to wear them, and need to be identified, they should accept that there will not always be a female to serve them. They may have to wait, or come back another time. 2 years ago from a New Democratic in Mississauga