By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – There has already been an amendment to the CROWN Act, Pittsburgh’s new hairstyle discrimination law.READ MORE: Pirates, PNC Park Plays Host To College Fair Highlighting Historical Black Colleges And Universities
The CROWN Act passed in October and protects someone’s hairstyle that is reflective of their culture or identity.READ MORE: Study Ranks Pittsburgh Among Best Places To Live In U.S.
The new amendment removes language that protects beards and other facial hair.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Tornado Warnings Issued For Local Counties Expired; Cleanup Underway After Storms Hit
The city council and Mayor Bill Peduto believe that a beard is too much of a risk to intense jobs like police officers or firefighters.