Afghan Leaders Reject Women's Rights

The parliamentary government of Afghanistan has voted to reject a proposal that would have passed laws stopping girls younger than 16 from getting married, along with protecting other women's rights issues. The parliamentary government of Afghanistan has voted to reject a proposal that would have passed laws stopping girls younger than 16 from getting married, along with protecting other women's rights issues. The proposal would have created laws that protect rape victims from being charged with fornication or adultery, and banned the tradition of buying and selling women into marriage to settle disputes. Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai was in support of the proposal, but members of the parliament felt that it violated Islamic principles.