Burkini Ban in French Beach Town Reversed by Supreme Court

  • Laws outlawing Islamic-style swimwear had split government
  • International media, leaders ridiculed French swimsuit curbs

France’s top court struck down a push by local governments to ban the “burkini” from the nation’s beaches, saying the Muslim-style full-body swimming outfits don’t create a public threat that justifies impinging on freedom of religion.

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