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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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It's to give the Lebanese people a choice -- either you have a civil marriage or a religious marriage.
According to the survey, if the State of Israel were to institute civil marriage along with religious marriage, 31% of Jewish respondents would prefer to be married in civil marriage ceremonies and 60% would prefer to be married in religious marriage ceremonies.
Every year we have an average of 8,000 civil marriages from abroad, a number which is expected to rise this summer due to an increased tourist flow to Cyprus, bringing significant gains to our island," she told CNA.
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 avoid such a dilemma, the couple could have easily flown to nearby Cyprus to marry, since Lebanese authorities recognized civil marriages registered abroad.
I have yet to hear a convincing non-religious case against same-sex civil marriage.
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.