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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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Succariyeh also blamed influential high-ranking religious figures for the government's inability to pass a civil marriage law.
Abi Ramia concluded by calling for continued efforts towards the endorsement of a civil marriage law, pledging to support the Civil Society reaching this end.
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.
Civil marriages in Cyprus, mainly from neighbouring and other European countries, are expected to generate some EUR 120 mln for the economy, according to Antigoni Kapodistria, a senior official at the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO).
We hope that there would be civil marriage since it is the more appropriate exit for partners in a marriage.
The Newtownabbey man added: "Equality is not a luxury, it is a right and at the moment in Northern Ireland civil marriage is not open to everyone so people are not being treated with equality.
A Public Religion Research Institute poll in March 2011 found that 43 percent of Catholic respondents support full civil marriage rights, with another 31 percent in favor of civil unions; a poll two years later found that 54 percent support full civil marriage rights with 38 percent opposed, a complete reversal of the findings as recently as 2008.
The Times of Malta reported that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said he will be asking the Vatican to discuss revising the 1992 church-state agreement, including ending the subordination of Malta's civil marriage law to the church's Ecclesiastical Tribunal.
Beirut: Rejecting multi-pronged clerical objections, caretaker Minister of the Interior Marwan Sharbel took the unprecedented step of registering the civil marriage contract of Nidal Darwish and Kholoud Succariyeh, the first couple to celebrate a civil union in Lebanon.