Colourful turbans crowded around California Governor Jerry Brown as he signed two historic bills designed to battle workplace discrimination against Sikhs and Muslims in the state.
Brown signed the Workplace Religious Freedom Act, Assembly Bill 1964 which ensures that employees receive equal protection under law, protecting workers who wear turbans, hijabs and yarmulkes, the Sacramento Bee newspaper reported.
In California, employers faced over 500 cases of religious discrimination in 2011, it said.
Brown also signed Senate Bill 1540 that updates the California high school curriculum so that every student in the State learns about the about the history, tradition and theology of Sikhism and California Sikhs....more
01:58 PM, Sep 10, 2012