Despite not being able to register their marriage yet, Kholoud Succariyeh and Nidal Darwish still did not lose hope and have gained substantial support from the Lebanese Online Community, as well as a public call from the President of the Republic, Michel Sleiman, and Justice Minister Shakib Qortbaw to issue a law decree to legitimize civil marriage. Prime Minister Najib Mikati on the other hand stated discussing this matter “is useless amid the current circumstances in the country.

Added to that, there’s an online petition in support of civil marriage of Lebanon that you can sign [Here]. It is being sponsored by Paula Yacoubian and Fadi Dalati.

There’s still hope for the couple who followed a 10 month long process that included removing their religious identities from public records among other legal complications.