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Lebanon’s first civil wedding divides the united states, inspires calls for reform

Lebanon’s first civil wedding divides the united states, inspires calls for reform

Benefiting from a legal loophole, the wedding documents of Nidal Darwish and Kholoud Succariyeh had been authorized by the Lebanese Ministry of Justice month that is last. They truly became the initial, so far just, few to get a secular, civil wedding at the center East. Lebanon’s Sunni grand mufti responded by decalring all whom help civil wedding are “apostates” — Frida Skatvik writes

“I, and others beside me personally, desire to inhabit a state that is secular in a nation with secular civil liberties,” stated Kholoud Darwish. Her husband Nidal Darwish agrees. (Picture: Frida Skatvik)

Kholoud empties her bag in the family room flooring, discover the phone and dials her partner, who’s at the gymnasium. Read the rest of this entry »