Tunisian women free to marry non-Muslims

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Tunisia has overturned a law that banned women from marrying non-Muslims

A spokeswoman for President Beji Caid Essebsi made the announcement and congratulated women on gaining “the freedom to choose one’s spouse”.

Until now, a non-Muslim man who wished to marry a Tunisian Muslim woman had to convert to Islam and submit a certificate of his conversion as proof.

That 9iTunisia, which is 99% Muslim, is viewed as one of the most progressive Arab countries in terms of women’s…

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