Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A California ballot initiative to ban divorce

I love satire when used as a tool to point out hypocrisy. John Marcotte has introduced a ballot initiative in California, a state arguably left ungovernable thanks to ballot initiatives, to ban divorce. After all, if Proposition 8 was introduced and passed last year ostensibly to "protect" traditional marriage (whatever that means) by denying civil marriage to same-sex couples, the logical and probably more productive way to protect opposite-sex marriage would be to prohibit opposite-sex couples from divorcing. After all, not allowing same-sex couples to have the legal benefits and responsibilities of civil marriage has manifestly no effect on the stability of opposite-sex marriage. But prohibiting opposite-sex couples from destroying their own marriages through divorce would be far more productive. I wish this guy luck. He's doing a public service to all those opposite-sex couples who would gladly stay married if only they couldn't get divorced. As he says on his web site "You said 'Til death do us part.' You're not dead yet."

Here's a brief report on him from CNN:

John Marcotte: California Man Introduces Amendment To Ban Divorce (VIDEO)

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