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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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In April of that year, the Interior Ministry, then headed by Marwan Charbel, completed registration of the marriage, making them the first couple to hold a civil marriage in Lebanon and have it officially recognized.
A civil marriage gives women the right to set her conditions before marriage--like saying no to polygamy, for example--with the right to divorce, with full compensation, if it happens.
The Arab world's first female interior minister's remarks have taken the Lebanese public scene by storm, as civil marriage excludes any restrictions regarding religion, sect, race or any other restriction in marriages in a challenge to the religious authorities.
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.
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.
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.
"The government consultation is about civil marriages, not religious marriages.
For reasons of convenience, my wife and I had a civil marriage a few weeks before we entered kiddushin.
It is no business of the state to pronounce on matters of religious doctrine; in return religious organisations really should not be seeking to campaign on secular matters such as civil marriage ceremonies conducted on council premises by local authority registrars.