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The national gym chain Planet Fitness has trademarked the phrase "Judgment Free Zone," but it didn't really seem that way to Tarainia McDaniel when she was barred from entering a gym on Irving Boulevard on Albuquerque's West Side.

The reason: The head covering she was wearing as part of her Muslim faith, which requires women to cover their hair, didn't meet the gym's dress code.

McDaniel alleges in a lawsuit filed by her attorney, Rachel Higgins, that she explained the requirements of her religion but was told only that she could wear a baseball cap.


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