Quick Hit: Afghan Marital Rape Law to Be Amended

Remember the new Shia law passed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that not only potentially allows child marriage and marital rape but also prohibits women from leaving the home? Well, it looks like the law will now be amended, says President Karzai, who is now claiming he “did not know all the contents of the law.”
I can’t say I completely buy that, although I’ll admit I was confused he signed it in the first place considering he’s made efforts in the past to combat child marriage. (Some folks predicted it was a political move by Karzai for more votes.) Either way, this is good news.
Via UN Dispatch.

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