Civil marriage in Lebanon is legal, report

civil marriage posterThe Lebanese Supreme Council of the Judiciary approved the legalization of civil marriage in Lebanon, al Akbar newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The council which is headed by Justice minister Shakib Qortbawi sent its recommendation to interior minister Marwan Charbel according to the report .

The council stipulated in its recommendation that the couple should cross out their religious affiliation from their IDs for the marriage to be legal.

So far no word from the Grand Mufti of the Republic Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani who issued a fatwa against civil marriage

  • AntiFSA1

    This should piss off the Grand Poofti. Well done, this is good news

  • AntiFSA1

    This should piss off the Grand Poofti. Well done, this is good news

  • Beiruti

    In 100 years there will be so many mixed marriages that no one will be able to hate any sect anymore, congratulations Lebanon! The religious figures against civil marriage can suck on my left nut, specifically the Mufti, go to Saudi Arabia if you have a problem.

    • MeYosemite

      Lets hope we can reduce the 100 to 1.

  • Beiruti

    In 100 years there will be so many mixed marriages that no one will be able to hate any sect anymore, congratulations Lebanon! The religious figures against civil marriage can suck on my left nut, specifically the Mufti, go to Saudi Arabia if you have a problem.

    • MeYosemite

      Lets hope we can reduce the 100 to 1.

  • alisar smith

    Well done Lebanon.

  • alisar smith

    Well done Lebanon.

  • alisar smith

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  • alisar smith

    Lebanon 1 Qabbani 0