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Federal lawsuit forces Oklahoma City airport security to modify their handling of Native American objects

What is Religion or Belief discrimination? a. The Equality Act of 2010 says you must not be discriminated against because: b. You are (or are not) of a particular religion. c. You hold (or do not hold) a particular philosophical belief. d. Someone thinks you are of a particular religion or hold a particular belief. This is known as discrimination by perception. e. You are connected to someone who has a religion or belief. This is known as discrimination by association. -Equality and Human Rights Commission

The new guidelines instruct TSA agents to “not challenge or question the sincerity of a traveler’s professed religious beliefs” or “contact law enforcement to investigate lawful peyote possession or transportation by followers of Native American religions.”

[TSA] Agents need to learn about Native American Church practices, he said, and Blackbear has volunteered to host an orientation at the airport. The legal settlement requires the TSA to produce a video with Iron Rope and church members that will explain the new guidelines. It will be shown to TSA employees at 10 airports. “TSA will abide by the terms and timeline of the settlement agreement. TSA respects the rights of all passengers during the security screening process … If a passenger has religious, cultural or ceremonial items that require special handling, please inform the TSA officer prior to the screening of those items.” -Carrie Harmon, a TSA spokeswoman

From the Article (NewsOK and Equality Human Rights):
Federal lawsuit forces Oklahoma City airport security to modify their handling of Native American objects Belief Discrimination
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