The Government announces repeal of a rule which was in force since 1973.
A rule in 1973 that prevented tunisian women marry with men non-muslims has been abrogated this Thursday, has informed spokesperson of tunisian Government, Saïda Garrach. "All texts related to prohibition of marriage of tunisian woman with a foreign national have been cancelled. Congratulations to women of Tunisia by triumph of right to freely choose ir spouse," she wrote Garrach, first woman to be spokesperson of presidency, in his page of Facebook.
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Until now, marriage between a tunisian woman and a man, non-muslim was only recognized if you are enclosing a certificate of conversion to Islam of prospective husband. Several civil society organizations launched a campaign in recent months against standard and advanced even to an appeal before administrative court to nullify it. "The standard and or more derived that are discriminatory and contrary to Constitution, which stipulates equality between men and women", reported se organizations in a statement.
August 13th, during a speech for feast of woman, president's guest to beji caid Essebsi informed that it requested Government to repeal rule, which did not affect men, tunisian. The same day, prompted debate on equality in matters of inheritance. Tunisian women continue to receive half of what y received men by inheritance.