Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Why Civil marriage in lebanon would be pointless

Photo by Richard Adelta

I understand why civil marriage is an issue in Lebanon, but frankly it’s pointless to isolate it as an individual goal.

Even if people became able tomorrow to tie the civil knot, in the absence of complete civil legislature and governance, the marriage itself would still be governed by sectarian laws, where the husband’s sect would dictate which edicts would rule the couple’s lives as well as those of their children.

And seeing how today Lebanese society is more separated than ever along sectarian lines, I don't think we can dream of civil (or even civilized) anything anytime soon. Just saying...