Monday, 14 March 2016

Man Wears Fox Hat in DMV Photo ID


Photo courtesy of KATU TV


Jay Bishop, a resident of Portland, has just been granted the right to wear a fox hat to honor his religion.
According to Bishop, he is a member of the Washat Faith and that the Fox is his animal totem. He wears the hat as a symbol of his spirit wherever he goes.


It wasn't an easy fight to have his totem animal in his picture id for he actually had to hire a lawyer to defend his right. He was without a license for nine months before the DMV agreed to have his religious representation in his photo id.

Religious freedom is one of the foundational [sic] principals of the United States. It's one of the things that makes our country the greatest country on the earth
Bishop's lawyer Bradley Steinman said.

"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," Bishop said.

Source: KATU.COM