The American Civil Liberties Union is suing county officials in Alabama who told a Christian woman to remove her headscarf for her driver's license photo.

Yvonne Allen of Tuskeegee says the clerk insisted that only Muslim women are allowed to cover their hair.

The ACLU's suit filed Tuesday in Montgomery federal court says Lee County Clerk Becky Frayer and her supervisor, Probate Judge Bill English, are violating her religious freedom rights under the U.S. and state constitutions by refusing her repeated requests to take a new picture with her hair covered.

English did not immediately return a message seeking comment.