Opinions on Introducing a Civil Marriage Law in Lebanon

The introduction of a civil marriage law in Lebanon is considered to be a much-needed reform that would make laws governing marriage and family more favorable towards women. Currently, personal status laws in Lebanon are governed by different religious provisions, with each sectarian group having its own set of laws that are mostly patriarchal in nature. Survey data shows that majorities of both men and women are opposed to the introduction of civil marriage in Lebanon.