This is a move in the right direction towards lessening religious hold onto natural things such as birth. One should be free to choose how they may or may not conduct their birth ritual, and separation of church from such matters is always cause for celebration. I personally believe religion has no place in the issue.
Let us face the facts, Lebanon was a religious country, and Islamic sects are in control of the middle east. A birth without a religious sect will simply mark that individual for discrimination if it is publicized, and they will most likely swap to a religious sect growing up due to pressure.