The former Marine, Alex Morales, requested that the hat, which demonstrated his service with the Marine Corps, remain in the photo because it was his right under God.
When Morales went to the agency to renew his license, he noticed a group of men taking their photo with turbans still on their heads.
Morales was up next and the DMV employee demanded he remove his U.S. Marine Corps hat.
That’s when Morales pointed out the obvious.
The DMV was discriminating since it allowed other patrons to keep on their turbans.
“Those other men didn’t remove their head wear, I shouldn’t either,” he told DMV staff, according to the Facebook post.
The DMV told Morales that turbans are worn for religious reasons. That’s when the Marine claimed that being a Marine is like a religion too.
“Alex told the DMV person that what he had on was his attire and when he entered the Marines he declared an oath to the USA, and one nation under God, so that his oath was under God so just as good as his religion,” the post his wife wrote noted.
The DMV workers still didn’t want to let him have his freedom so they called a supervisor in Sacramento.
After a one-hour standoff, Morales was finally allowed to wear his hat for the photo. Now Morales wants other veterans to do the same thing.
“Alex feels no one has more right to display their head gear then a Veteran or active service person,” the post said.
Most everyone who has read the Facebook pots Morales’ wife posted liked and commented with something like “awesome.”
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