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Submitted by Concerned European (Lithuania), Sep 12, 2007 at 02:21

A law on religious non-exclusivity could include a so-called "grandfather clause", which would ensure that the law would not be applied to established Christian or Jewish denominations but only to Muslim communities and "cults".

During the period of the Segregation in the South, there was a law on elections which required literacy tests from potential voters, thus excluding uneducated persons. However the law was formulated in such a way that it not included the poor White, thus affecting only Afro-Americans.

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