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Lebanese president supports civil marriage

President Michel Suleiman voiced his support for the implementation of civil marriage in Lebanon.

“We should work on legalizing civil marriage. This would be a step toward eliminating sectarianism and consolidating co-existence,” Suleiman wrote on the social networking site Twitter on Sunday.

Asked whether he will take practical steps toward allowing for the implementation of civil marriage, Suleiman said that the decision was not solely his.

“It is teamwork between 128 MP, 30 ministers, the Civil Society… and many other sides.”

Civil marriage is not allowed in Lebanon and couples who choose this form of union have to travel to countries where civil marriage is permitted to wed.

Earlier in the week, NOW reported on the first marriage contract to be signed between a Lebanese woman and man according to civil laws and with the support of a civil society activist.

This would be a step toward eliminating sectarianism and consolidating co-existence.

  • nicolas.hayek

    Thank you for the info! I took the liberty of using them for my latest infographic on Civil Marriage in Lebanon (with crediting your site, of course). Be sure to check it on http://nicolashayek.me/civil-marriage-lebanon-infographic/ Thanks again!

    February 13, 2013