Pakistan votes to amend rape laws

November 2006

Pakistan votes to amend rape laws. I came across this last night when all the religious groups were still trying to boot the bill out the back door, and was hugely gutted, so I'm greatly encouraged to see that the bill made it through. That said, it's still pretty disappointing to see how some religious groups are responding to a law that will bring far greater justice and equality.

Andrew W commented:

Wow, their arguments look identical to those used by Christians here about prostitution and civil union reforms. I think they're the same arguments because both conservative Christians and conservative Muslims hold the same view - that there is no morality outside of what God has revealed, so anything that is out of line with their religion's teachings is not only immoral, but also is throwing the standard out the window and thus (in their minds) opening the door to anything.