The 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 .
Lebanon’s Higher Islamic Council plans to fire the country’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani and elect a new leader during its meeting next Saturday, Turkish Anatolia news agency quoted sources as saying Saturday. Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Future bloc leader MP Fouad Siniora formed an undeclared alliance against Lebanon’s Grand Mufti
The Maronite’s Bishop council said on Wednesday that civil marriage can coexist with religious marriage but cannot replace it. “Marriage is one of the church sacraments and civil marriage cannot replace this sacrament. However, those who hold civil marriage, if they are believers, can later hold a religious marriage
A rally was held on Monday at the Martyrs Square in downtown Beirut to demand the legalization of civil marriage in the country, amid strict security measures by the army and the Internal Security Forces, National News Agency reported. Demonstrators carried banners that read ” Civil marriage not civil war”,
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman praised former PM Saad Hariri’s backing of the controversial issue of legalizing civil marriage, calling his stance “reasonable and logical” , al-Joumhouria reported on Saturday. During a phone call with Hariri, Suleiman hailed the former prime minister’s ‘brave stance’ supporting civil marriage,
Lebanon’s top Sunni Muslim cleric, Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani declared war on civil Marriage by issuing a fatwa branding as an apostate any Muslim politician who approves its legislation. “Any Muslim with legal or executive authority in Lebanon who supports the legalisation of civil marriage is an apostate and outside the religion of Islam,”
Justice Minister Shakib Qortbawi reiterated his support for civil marriage on Sunday despite the objection of Prime Minister Najib Mikati who called the debate of the issue a waste of time and useless amid the current circumstances in the country. In an interview with Voice of Lebanon radio , Qortbawi said that if Mikati […]
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Despite President Michel Sleiman’s call for resuming the debate in the Cabinet over legalizing civil marriage in Lebanon , Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Tuesday after returning from Saudi Arabia that such a debate is useless amid the current circumstances in the country. “This issue is not on the table at the moment, since […]
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt also jumped on the civil marriage bandwagon and voiced his support for it a day after President Michel Suleiman called for legalizing civil marriage in Lebanon to help build unity in the multi-faith country. In his weekly article in PSP’s al Anbaa newspaper ,Jumblatt lauded Suleiman’s “progressive thinking,”