Spanish City Bans Women From Wearing Face-Covering Islamic Veils In Municipal Buildings

May 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Los Angeles Times

Wire Service: AP,0,316696.story

The Spanish city of Lleida has barred women from wearing face-covering Islamic veils inside its municipal buildings.

The move makes the northern city of Lleida — population of 135,000 — the first in Spain to regulate the garments that have triggered debate across Europe.

Lleida's town hall passed the ban Friday with 23 votes in favor, one against and two abstentions.