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  • Friday ,15 January 2016
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Egyptian court accepts civil marriage of a Christian couple

Nader Shoukry

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Friday ,15 January 2016

Egyptian court accepts civil marriage of a Christian couple

For the first time in history, an Egyptian court accepted a civil marriage of a Christian Egyptian couple. For the first time in history, an Egyptian court accepted a civil marriage of a Christian Egyptian couple. 

This was considered a shift in the Personal Status File Coptic Christians who couldn’t apply for civil marriage before.
 
It’s worth mentioning that Egyptian churches refused to accept civil marriage in the draft of the unified personal status law for Christians.