The Parliament amended two articles of the constitution in order to create the constitutional framework for the lifting of the ban in universities. Article 10, on Equality Before the Law, (All individuals are equal without any discrimination before the law, irrespective of language, race, color, sex, political opinion, philosophical belief, religion and sect, or any such considerations) was amended by adding to its last sentence,. . . “and in benefitting from all public services.” Article 42, on Right and Duty of Training and Education, was amended by adding the statement, “No one can be deprived of the right to receive higher education for reasons not openly mentioned by laws. The limits of the use of this right will be determined by law.” Prior to this date, the public ban on headscarves officially extended to students on university campuses throughout Turkey. Nevertheless, according to Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2007, “some faculty members permitted students to wear head coverings in class” (Turkey, 2008, March 11).