Free to Love

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Tu­nisia has abol­ished a 1973 law that banned women from mar­ry­ing non-Mus­lims. Pres­i­dent Beji Caid Essebsi’s spokes­woman made the an­nounce­ment in Septem­ber, con­grat­u­lat­ing women on gain­ing "the free­dom to choose one’s spouse." Un­til now, a non-mus­lim man who wanted to marry a Tu­nisian woman had to con­vert to Is­lam. How­ever, men were al­lowed to marry women of any faith. The dis­crim­i­na­tion was seen as vi­o­lat­ing Tu­nisia’s con­sti­tu­tion which was adopted in 2014 in the wake of the Arab Spring rev­o­lu­tion.

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