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Only in America: The church of veganism

A federal court rules that veganism may be a legally protected faith — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Veganism may count as a religion, a federal court has ruled. Sakile Chenzira, a strict vegan, was fired from her job at a Cincinnati hospital because she refused a flu shot that's produced using chicken eggs. A court ruled that her discrimination lawsuit may proceed, since her veganism has "a sincerity equating that of traditional religious views."