Days after a Canadian man made the case that he should be allowed to wear his Edmonton Oilers cap in his driver’s license picture, a Portland, Oregon man has received a green light to wear a fox hat in his:
Bishop — his last name wasn’t identified — said the ordeal began last summer when he went to go renew his license:
Bishop said, “I’m a practitioner of the seven drums religion. It’s one of the Nez Perce religions where we all have a wild animal totem.”
His animal is a fox, so he wears the hat as a symbol of that spirit wherever he goes.
Bishop took his picture — with the hat — but his application was rejected after the fact. That left him without a license for nine months. In that time, though, he lawyered up and eventually won on appeal.
“It shouldn’t matter if you wear a [yarmulke] or a hijab or, ‘a silly fox hat,’ as the man at the DMV wants to call it.”
Congratulations, Bishop! I think…
(Screenshots via WWLP. Thanks to Randy for the link)