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France moves closer to banning veils in sports competitions

France moves closer to banning veils in sports competitions

(AP) — The French soccer federation already bans women from wearing headscarves in official matches, as well as at competitions it organizes. The post France moves closer to banning veils in sports competitions appeared first on Religion News Service.

US official latest to comment on NBA owner’s dismissal of Uyghur genocide

US official latest to comment on NBA owner’s dismissal of Uyghur genocide

(RNS) — Nury Turkel, an official with USCIRF, has condemned recent statements from Palihapitiya, a billionaire venture capitalist and a small stakeholder in the Golden State Warriors’ NBA franchise.  The post US official latest to comment on NBA owner’s dismissal of Uyghur genocide appeared first on Religion News Service.

Orthodox Djokovic Spends Serbian Christmas in Australian Detention

Orthodox Djokovic Spends Serbian Christmas in Australian Detention

(AP) — Regardless of who made an error on the visa or the vaccination waiver or whatever, the reality Friday for tennis No. 1 Novak Djokovic was spending one of his important religious holidays in an Australian detention hotel working on his challenge against deportation.

Kardashian West helps fly Afghan women soccer players to UK

Kardashian West helps fly Afghan women soccer players to UK

A plane chartered by the reality star and carrying more than 30 teenage players and their families, about 130 people in all, landed at Stansted Airport near London. The post Kardashian West helps fly Afghan women soccer players to UK appeared first on Religion News Service.

Texas House votes to keep transgender girls out of female sports

Texas House votes to keep transgender girls out of female sports

October 15, 2021 By Daniel Trotta (Reuters) -The Texas House of Representatives passed a bill that bans transgender women and girls from participating in female school sports after three previous attempts failed, all but assuring Republican Governor Greg Abbott will sign it into law. Texas is now poised to join seven other states that passed…