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marriage

The legal joining of two adults.
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They will be joined by their families and praised for the courage it took to opt for a civil marriage, Chaml organizers explained.
Ayia Napa has seen a 20 per cent increase in civil marriages for 2014 which would translate into to a 30 per cent increase in revenues, Karousos said.
When it comes to civil marriage, both state legislatures and the courts have already changed the legal definition, just as they did in the matter of no-fault divorce laws, thus undermining the "lifelong" portion of the marital definition.
The government consultation is about civil marriages, not religious marriages.
I also advocate civil marriages and I hope that one day Bahrain introduces civil marriage for those who choose a more just way of signing the marriage contract to protect their rights during the marriage and in case of divorce.
The service, which oversees civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies, citizenship ceremonies and the registration of births, deaths and marriages, welcomed inspectors from the General Register Office in October.
Although I don't expect civil marriage for same-sex couples to become legal nationwide in my own lifetime, I do believe it's inevitable.
T]here's still hope that California's supreme court will take a more enlightened view of the issue when it next hears a challenge to heterosexual monopoly on civil marriage.
Question: Do the nineteen priests in your dioceses who "express their disagreement with two ecclesial interventions concerning civil marriage of same-sex persons and access to the priesthood" fully understand the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality?
Since the new law was passed the number of civil marriage applications have plummeted across Britain, with Birmingham seeing a 20 per cent drop.
AS THE WORLD reaches flash-point over same-sex marriage, the United States is galloping madly in one direction--to deny civil marriage to gays.
But civil marriage must be available equally to all.