I agree wholeheartedly she has a right to challenge the rule. That is what makes this country great- the ability to speak out and have our opinions. I don't think she was trying to get away with something - I think she truly believes what she says. I also believe if it's that important to her, she will opt out of having a license since it's been decided she needs to show her face.
I don't think anyone is telling her that she can't follow her religion. I think they are saying unveiling for a photo is reasonable. If she broke the law and was arrested, wouldn't she still have to take the veil off for a mugshot? They need to have something to be able to compare to. If she is veiled in the car and gets pulled over, would the officer be out of line to ask her to remove the veil to verify she is the person in the photo. Heck, if she wants to buy beer, will the clerk accept a veiled photo as id?
I don't think this is an us and them thing, but an american thing. As far as I know, all states require photos on DL. Don't passports also require photos? Do they allow veiled? (I don't know the answers to these questions I'm asking.)
Michelle -mom to Katlyn 4/00 , Jake 3/02, and Seth 5/04