Saudi Arabia hamstrings women’s rights…again

A “fatwa” or edict issued by the Council of Senior Scholars in Saudi Arabia declared that women are not allowed to visit a male doctor without a male guardian present. The Commission for Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice has confirmed the new ruling and will legally enforce it in the future. Saudi […]

Scotland 17th country to legalize gay marriage

Scottish Parliament passed the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill last Tuesday by an overwhelming majority (105 in favor, 18 against), making it the 17th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage. All that remains is the implementation of the bill, and same-sex marriages are expected to begin later this year. Ceremonies were originally anticipated […]