Welcome to the 21st Century
Only 14 years after they were liberated by American-led forces, our ally Kuwait…gives women the vote. The Chicago Tribune reports:
KUWAIT CITY — Parliament extended political rights to Kuwaiti women Monday, but religious fundamentalists who opposed women’s suffrage succeeded in attaching a clause requiring future female politicians and voters to abide by Islamic law.
The Telegraph adds:
But an ambiguous condition written into the law explicitly demanded that female candidates and voters abide by Islamic law. Critics said it was unconstitutional to make such a demand of women without making it of men.