Pentagon Defers to Services on Letting Sikhs Wear Turbans, Beards


Amandeep Sidhu, after a victory allowing a Sikh officer to serve in the US military while retaining his beard and turban, said he remains hopeful that the military « reconsiders the wisdom of maintaining the status quo, which presumptively discriminates against Sikhs who wish to serve our country,” adding that the current “cumbersome and uncertain” process of securing individual exemptions for service is” inconsistent with our values as Americans.” Read the full article.