In a rare move Tuesday, a Mount Lebanon court granted Lebanese citizenship to the children of a Lebanese woman following the death of her non-Lebanese husband, giving hope to thousands of other families to follow suit.
Judges John al-Azzi, Rana Habka and Lamis Kazma granted the children citizenship rights after concluding there was no law prohibiting a Lebanese mother from conferring her nationality to her children after the death of her husband. The judges also referred to Article 7 of the Lebanese Constitution, which states that all Lebanese citizens have equal rights before the law.
One small step forward. Now we just need the courts to recognize the children of a Lebanese mother regardless if their dad is dead or alive.