French parliament lays groundwork for veil ban
PARIS — France's parliament will vote Tuesday on a resolution aimed at reaffirming the nation's values — and specifying that Muslim veils that cover the face are contrary to gender equality.

The resolution lays the groundwork for a law forbidding face-covering veils everywhere in public.

The nonbinding resolution amounts to a policy statement and is widely expected to win approval in a vote Tuesday night in the National Assembly.

The next step will be discussion of a draft law on banning burqa-like veils in public. The government is still drafting that bill, which is more divisive than Tuesday's resolution.
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