The First Civil Marriage Ceremony took place in Lebanon, yesterday, in Gemmayzeh, thereby, kicking off St. Valentine's celebrations with a strong message: Yes to civil weddings in Lebanon! (Ok it was a mock wedding in a bar, but still).
Another ceremony will take place on Sunday Feb 15th.
On another note, you can now remove your religious affiliation from your id cards as indicated by Ziad Baroud, the new interior minister. (And you can go on this website to check if your name appears correctly on the voting list for the 2009 elections).
To sum up. Is this country moving forward? Could it be?!