About two dozen taxi drivers protested outside of City Hall in St. Louis on Monday, denouncing a Muslim cab driver's arrest for wearing his religious clothing while on the job.
Raja Naeem jokes that his attorney calls him "the Muslim Rosa Parks."
The Metropolitan Taxicab Commission warned him that he couldn't wear his religious clothing while picking up customers from Lambert airport, and that he would be arrested if he did.
He wore it anyway, and says his Kufi - his hat - was thrown on the ground, which he says is a great insult.
Updated 12:02 p.m. Edited formatting 12:44 p.m.
Health care workers could refuse to participate in procedures or research that violates their religious, moral or ethical principles under a measure passed by the Missouri House.
The House sent the measure to the Senate Tuesday with a 116-41 vote.
The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would allow medical workers to refuse to take part in procedures that violate their religious or ethical beliefs.
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