The state of Bavaria has said it will appeal a district court's ruling that a ban on the headscarf for legal trainees is illegal. The court's ruling could pave the way for headscarf wearing legal officials in Bavaria.

A German court in the state of Bavaria ruled on Thursday against restrictions in the state barring Muslim legal trainees from wearing headscarves.

The district court in Augsburg ruled in favor of the 25-year-old legal student who brought a complaint against the state for prohibiting her from wearing the headscarf at public appearances in the court while performing a legal training.

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