“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”
This type of story drives me nuts. It seems to be in fashion right now for Muslim women to sue their employers for firing them for wearing their hijabs when it violates the companies’ dress codes.
“Growing up in this country where the Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of religion, I felt let down,” Khan, now a college student studying political science, said at a news conference. “This case is about principles, the right to be able to express your religion freely and be able to work in this country.”
The first amendment limits the power of the government. It doesn’t bestow affirmative rights on the populace. I know, I know. The fourteenth amendment’s privilege and immunities and equal protection clauses, in conjunction with the stretched-beyond-all-recognition commerce clause, have been used as the basis for many grievances. But dress codes that apply to everyone are not discriminatory. What’s next? Hot Dog on a Stick girls in Amish garb? Why can’t Americans stop whining? If you don’t like your job’s requirements, look for another job.