Jim Splaine of Portsmouth, a former state representative and senator, was primary sponsor of House Bill 436, which allows same-gender couples to have civil marriage
The issue of civil marriage
is disputed because Decree RL 60 issued in 1936 allows for Lebanese civil marriages
but the government has yet to legislate this right in the form of a personal status law, Abu Ali said.
AYIA Napa wants to set a Guinness World Record for the number of civil marriages
carried out in one session, Mayor Yiannis Karousos said yesterday.
The easiest way to solve that problem is for priests to stop signing any civil marriage
licenses--a duty that can surely be left to a local judge--and only officiating sacramental weddings.
To avoid such a dilemma, the couple could have easily flown to nearby Cyprus to marry, since Lebanese authorities recognized civil marriages
The total comes down to almost 57% not supporting civil marriage
She said: "After listening to Alliance Party members, as well as from people who have corresponded with me, I believe we have made the correct decision in supporting the extension of civil marriage
provisions to samesex couples provided that robust protections are in place for faith groups who oppose these measures.
Government consultation on civil marriage
closes on June 14.
President Michel Suleiman has voiced support for civil personal status laws which would legalize civil marriage
and provide laws for adoption and inheritance separate from the religious courts "A civil law for personal status represents one of the main pillars of [building] a civil state," the president said in a statement after meeting with a delegation from the National Campaign for a Lebanese Personal Status Law.
CDATA[ Knesset passes pared-down version of the civil marriage
bill, enabling those of ano religiona to join together in something akin to marriage.
as a place for Civil Marriage
and Civil Partnership.
judges, mayors and--in what may be a first--the superintendent of the State School for the Deaf can perform civil marriage