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Lebanese president congratulates registration of first “secular baby”

Wednesday 30 October 2013, by siawi3


NOW, October 27, 2013

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman congratulated on Sunday the first Lebanese couple who were wedded in a civil union in the country for registering their new-born baby without any mention of his religion or sect.

“Congratulations to Nidal [Darwish], Khouloud [Succariyeh] and all the Lebanese for the birth of Ghady, the first baby to be registered without [mention of] sect,” Suleiman wrote on Twitter.
The couple, from different Muslim sects, recited their vows in an intimate ceremony late last year at Sukkarieh’s home with her brother as witness.
Their marriage was officially registered in April 2013.