Lebanese authorities recognize civil weddings only if they have been registered abroad.
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The Beirut Bar Association Thursday unveiled a draft law that if adopted would make civil marriage possible in Lebanon. Lebanon does not have a single personal status code. Laws covering marriage, divorce, child custody and inheritance are administered by more than a dozen religious courts of the subjects' sects, leaving couples that wish to wed in a civil ceremony just one option – get married abroad and register the marriage with their respective religious authority upon returning to Lebanon.It borrows aspects from civil marriage laws of other countries, said Jennifer Farhat, a lawyer on the team that drafted the law.
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