Jordan Ends a Law – level 2
In Jordan, there was a law that allowed rapists to marry their victims. This was a way to get out of punishment, and the government said that 159 rapists took advantage of the legal loophole from 2010 to 2013.
Some lawmakers said that victims needed the law to avoid social stigma, but politicians decided to stop the loopholes. Their decision, however, needs to be ratified by Jordan’s king and the upper house.
Difficult words: legal loophole (a way to get out of being in trouble without breaking a law), social stigma (when many people look down on you for something that happened), ratify (sign something to make it official), upper house (a part of the government).
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