Hassan faced a backlash from religious leaders in February of this year after stating that she would "personally prefer if there was a framework for civil marriage
" in Lebanon and wanted to "make room for a serious and deep discussion" on the issue.
She believes religious figures are largely against civil marriage
because it will deprive them of an important revenue source.
Many also confirmed that offering civil marriage
as an alternative will not violate any religious authority.
Rabbi Uri Regev, who heads Hiddush, told JTA he believes there would be more enthusiasm for civil marriage
and divorce from all sectors if it actually existed in Israel.
When it comes to civil marriage
, both state legislatures and the courts have already changed the legal definition, just as they did in the matter of no-fault divorce laws, thus undermining the "lifelong" portion of the marital definition.
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
What does civil marriage
for lesbians have to do with being a better ObGyn?
I also advocate civil marriages
and I hope that one day Bahrain introduces civil marriage
for those who choose a more just way of signing the marriage contract to protect their rights during the marriage and in case of divorce.
Kalish sought would "erase the bright line between civil marriage
and other forms of relationship that has heretofore been carefully preserved by the Legislature and our prior decisions, including Goodridge."
Most couples opt for monogamous or civil marriage
over the polygamous or customary marriage.
Although I don't expect civil marriage
for same-sex couples to become legal nationwide in my own lifetime, I do believe it's inevitable.
[T]here's still hope that California's supreme court will take a more enlightened view of the issue when it next hears a challenge to heterosexual monopoly on civil marriage