The potential risk to public safety isn't removed by briefly uncovering your face though. I think it's fair that you have your face uncovered for the duration of you providing or receiving government services. That might mean that you can cover your face in the waiting room but you must uncover your face when you see the nurses and doctors. That seems reasonable as you will likely need to show a nurse or doctor much more of yourself to receive treatment anyways.mr_raider wrote: ↑Nov 10th, 2017 4:57 pmThe devil is in the details. If you go to the clinic and are asked to briefly uncover your face when you present your health card, and then cover up again in the waiting room, then I can buy the security or ID argument. That would pass. But if you are required to keep your face uncovered the whole time you are at the hospital or buying coffee at the snack bar, that would cross the line into infringing your rights.
Like ConsumerBran said, it's not a ban. Trenchcoats, heavy backpacks, puffy jackets, etc can all be banned or searched without violating people's rights. I have to take off my jacket and backpack and submit to a search to enter the courts building.
What if they can confirm your ID through telepathy? What if we evolve tails? I don't think they have to address all of the edge cases.