Ilhan Omar Will Be The First Woman In Congress In Religious Headwear On The House Floor

Ilhan Omar Will Be The First Muslim Woman In Religious Headwear In Congress

Ilhan Omar, the Somali American congresswoman-elect from Minnesota, is already changing the course of how business is done before the new legislative session kicks off. Her head covering had been the topic of debate since she became elected during the mid-term elections in November.

According to the Daily Mail, all types of head coverings, including baseball caps and cowboy hats, were banned from being worn on the House floor. But because representation matters, the rules are being changed to allow religious garb.

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Prior to the change which is set for an official vote, Omar blasted criticism of her scarf.

“No one puts a scarf on my head but me. It’s my choice—one protected by the first amendment,” she tweeted. “And this is not the last ban I’m going to work to life.”

Bloop! Things are definitely changing for the better.

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