Kuwait: Blue Comes Through


You can put a check next to Kuwait's "Blue Revolution." Women in that Gulf nation have been actively seeking political rights since the 1990s. In March, they managed to gather a crowd of some 500 supporters outside the parliament, where a conservative majority had for years been blocking efforts to give them the right to vote and to seek political office.

On Monday, the parliament finally passed the legislation. (Link via Instapundit.) "The result," reports the BBC, "was greeted with thunderous applause from the public gallery where backers of the amendment were gathered."

Next: A Kuwait where Destiny's Child can perform.