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Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal

Geneva, Switzerland - The Swiss city of Lausanne has blocked a Muslim couple s bid to become Swiss nationals over their refusal to shake hands with members of the opposite sex. The municipality said it refused to grant the couple s citizenship application over their lack of respect for gender equality, Lausanne mayor Gregoire Junod told AFP. He said a municipal commission had questioned the couple several months ago to determine if they met the criteria for citizenship, but had determined in the ruling mad

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