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Texans For Beards And Other Fundamentalists

by | 29th, November 2007

IN America: “Four police officers in Texas have filed a lawsuit arguing that a ban on wearing beards is discriminatory.”

The officers are suing Houston and its police department, claiming status and pay have been reduced.

The department imposed the ban in 2005, saying gas masks could not be sealed over facial hair in bioterror attacks.

The officers say the ban is unfair on those with a particular skin condition that reacts to shaving and primarily affects black men.

The condition is called pseudofolliculitis barbae and sufferers who shave can be subjected to rashes, ingrowing hairs and severe irritation.

Two of the plaintiffs, Sgts Shelby Stewart and Kenneth Perkins, said they wore goatees because of the condition.

The Texas Taliban! 

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