CNN just published a video story today featuring our client, Captain Simratpal Singh, the first Sikh soldier in over a generation to receive a religious accommodation while serving on active duty in the U.S. Army.
Captain Singh’s landmark, long-term religious accommodation was granted in late May, and was quickly joined by three more victories for Sikh soldiers in April. These cases, which double the total number of successful religious accommodations since we launched the military campaign, were publicized across the country, educating millions of more Americans earlier this year.
Our media momentum is matched by our significant advocacy progress to end religious discrimination by our nation’s largest employer, the United States Department of Defense. However, the presumptive ban on observant Sikhs is still in place, and we continue to use legal, policy, education and communications to work tirelessly for permanent policy change.