Women married to foreigners hold their Lebanese ID cards during a protest in June.
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Under Lebanon's existing nationality law, which dates to 1925 during the French mandate, Lebanese men married to foreign women have the right to pass on their nationality to their children and wives, but Lebanese women married to foreigners do not.PSP MP Hadi Aboul Hosn last month submitted the draft legislation that would give women the right to pass their citizenship on to both their children and non-Lebanese husbands.Bassil had announced plans to submit a draft law that would allow both women and men to give nationality to their children, with the exception of those married to citizens of "neighboring countries".In a 2012 Twitter post, Hariri called it "shameful" that Lebanese women do not have the right to give their nationality to their children and spouses as men do.Also in 2012, the government under then-Prime Minister Najib Mikati established a committee to review a draft law that would have given women the right to pass their nationality to their children.The group launched an aggressive campaign in the run-up to this year's parliamentary elections, marking candidates as either with or against the nationality right.
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