French High Court Suspends Burkini Ban

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According to the BBC , France’s highest administrative court has suspended a ban on full-body “burkini” swimsuits that was imposed in a Villeneuve-Loubet on the Mediterranean coast.

The court found the ban “seriously and clearly illegally breached fundamental freedoms.”

The ruling could likely set a precedent for up to 30 other towns with similar bans.

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12 thoughts on “French High Court Suspends Burkini Ban

  1. I’ve read a couple of articles about this.

    It’s disgusting and criminal!

    French women should all be raising hell, as should French males with a conscience, a true respect for women, and a sense of justice!!

      • I heard the women who designed these today, and she said there was nothing religious or political intended.

        Women used to be harassed and arrested for showing too much, and now they are being harassed for wearing too much.

        What an insane asylum this planet is. But at least the courts are doing something!

  2. The whole controversy is an example of how culture is not your friend. Politically correct liberals chastise someone who would ban a garment that perpetuates the worst sort of patriarchy and a so called democratic society tries to legislate fashion in the manner of medieval sumptuary laws in reverse.

    • Good point, lazycat, especially about extreme Islamic culture being the worst form of patriarchy. I’ve always found it odd that Islam was definitely tending the other way – towards more freedom for women – until the US and British intelligence got heavily involved in funding extremist groups and backing the medieval Saudi regime that spawned them.

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