civil marriage


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civil marriage

a marriage performed by some official other than a clergyman.
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Speaking to the Cyprus News Agency, head of the civil marriage department Lia Costi said 85 per cent of the weddings which took place last year were among people from Britain.
BEIRUT: The Beirut Bar Association Thursday unveiled a draft law that if adopted would make civil marriage possible in Lebanon.
Some 72% of Jewish Israelis and 76% of Arab Israelis support the statement that "every resident [of Israel] has the right to get married in Israel with whomever he chooses, in whatever way he chooses, and according to his beliefs," but at the same time, only 43% of the Arab-Israeli public support allowing civil marriage and divorce in Israel, according to the poll released Tuesday by Hiddush, an organization that promotes religious pluralism in Israel.
5 million euros a year, she said, explaining that the package for civil marriage includes the cost charged by municipalities, accommodation, food and parties.
The difference between our civil marriage having being blessed, compared to being married in the church building, is not enough cause for dividing our Communion.
However, other churches have different opinions on civil marriage and on the personal status law in general.
The Newtownabbey man added: "Equality is not a luxury, it is a right and at the moment in Northern Ireland civil marriage is not open to everyone so people are not being treated with equality.
City of Newcastle upon Tyne Marriage Act 1949 Civil Partnership Act 2004 Notice of application for premises to be approved as a venue for civil marriages and civil partnership formations I/We Malhotra Group PLC Being the proprietor of the premises named below has applied to the Head of Democratic Services for approval for New Northumbria Hotel, 61-73 Osborne Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2AN Under the above Act(s) as premises where civil marriage/partnership ceremonies may take place.
The Catholic bishops of this country have been nearly univocal in denouncing any attempt to redefine civil marriage.
The Times of Malta reported that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said he will be asking the Vatican to discuss revising the 1992 church-state agreement, including ending the subordination of Malta's civil marriage law to the church's Ecclesiastical Tribunal.
Beirut: Rejecting multi-pronged clerical objections, caretaker Minister of the Interior Marwan Sharbel took the unprecedented step of registering the civil marriage contract of Nidal Darwish and Kholoud Succariyeh, the first couple to celebrate a civil union in Lebanon.