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WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) yesterday welcomed changes to Saudi Arabia’s laws that decrease restrictions imposed on women by the religiously-grounded male guardianship system. The changes allow women to travel without a guardian’s permission, maintain legal guardianship over their children, and register marriages, births, and divorces.
“We welcome further steps by Saudi Arabia to improve religious freedom for women across the Kingdom,” said USCIRF Chair Tony Perkins.