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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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Efforts to repeal civil marriage take our focus away from important matters of the economy, creating jobs, streamlining our state budget and finding solutions for education funding.
They are not entitled to deny gays and lesbians the opportunity to troop off to the local registry office with their friends and celebrate their love in civil marriage.
According to Hala Abu Ali, the project coordinator, Chaml has been lobbying for civil marriage since 2009 because, the group believes, it is the key to undoing the sectarian system in Lebanon.
Cyprus is a popular wedding destination among Israelis because there are no civil marriage in Israel, making it difficult for those with an non-Israeli partner to tie the knot.
Many liberal democracies in Europe and Latin America have long required a civil marriage first, followed by a separate religious ceremony, or convalidation, if the couple so desires.
Together we will see what is best for the Maltese population even with regards to civil marriage," Archbishop Paul Cremona said, according to The Times.
To be sure, confessional laws discouraged civil marriages in Lebanon--and strongly disapproved of mixed Christian-Muslim weddings unless one of the two converted--even if this latest legally binding order may actually be the harbinger of a nascent civil state.
I have yet to hear a convincing non-religious case against same-sex civil marriage.
Lebanon's First Civil Marriage Approved A recent poll I read shows the following results: Druze and Christians support civil marriage with more than 60% while Shiites and Sunnis oppose it with more than 70%.
According to the court records, the woman who works in a private company, flew to her home country to deliver the baby after she realised she was pregnant and was wary of potential legal action that could stem from the state of the civil marriage contract, which was purportedly made contrary to correct procedure.
After months of consultation with party members and associations, a motion was passed yesterday calling for equal civil marriage with robust protection for faith groups.
Civil marriage has nothing to do with religion - indeed some religions don't even recognise it as real marriage.