Posted on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 1:16 p.m.
Through Sudinfo with Belga
The MR will submit to the Brussels parliament on Wednesday a proposal for an ordinance aimed at prohibiting the ostentatious wearing of any religious, political or philosophical convicting sign in the public service, in public and parapublic bodies, he announced on Tuesday.
The liberals, in opposition in Brussels, took this initiative following the decision of the STIB management committee not to appeal a judgment of the Brussels labor court which condemned the transport company for refusing to hire a woman wearing the Islamic veil.
The MR “strongly condemns this incomprehensible decision”. “The neutrality of the State constitutes the foundation of our common base of values and the condition of a peaceful coexistence where everyone feels respected for their difference, their conviction, their culture or their religion. Questioning it will always open the door to communitarianism and to what divides us rather than what brings us together, ”he explained in a statement.
“For the Reform Movement, it is clear that anyone who participates in the exercise of administration must reflect this neutrality in his attitude, behavior and appearance,” he added.
The liberal party calls on “all democrats attached to the principles of individual freedom and state neutrality” to follow it in its approach.