For all the foreigners reading, yes…we do NOT have civil marriage laws. The only way to get married without a religious organization ┬áis to travel to other countries (Cyprus being the most viable and cheap option) to get it done. And apparently it’s the ONLY thing religious figures agree on preventing!

P.S there is one additional way to get married in Lebanon without a religious institution and that is to cross out your religion from your identification papers. But the drawback in doing that is you lose a lot of your governmental rights as will any children you have! Which is why we NEED civil marriage laws and not find loopholes in existing ones! People shouldn’t get married because of loopholes, but should have the RIGHT and option to get married by clear civil laws.

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