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Lebanese Women Battle 'Sexist' Citizenship Rules

It was only when Bassam’s dreams of being a pilot were crushed that the 20-year-old began to fully realize that he was a foreigner in his own country. Born and raised in Lebanon, he is the victim of a near century-old law preventing Lebanese women who marry foreigners from passing on citizenship to their children. The law restricts thousands like Bassam from the usual rights of statehood, cutting off access to a wide range of jobs, free healthcare and free schooling among other things,...

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