Lebanese are no longer required to reveal their religious identity on government records:
Lebanon’s Interior Minister Ziad Baroud issued a memorandum this week dispensing citizens from revealing their religious affiliation on civil registry records.
The memo issued on Wednesday states that in future anyone can cross out their confessional identity from official records and replace it with a slash sign.
After a 25-year civil war where people were shot based on the religion displayed on their IDs, and then 19 years since the war ended, the decision has been finally made. About time! I’m sure the people at 05amam are thrilled, although their website hasn’t been updated in years. The group had been lobbying since 2005 for non-confessional laws and regulations.
Here’s an ode to their campaign they had launched some years back: