Outlaw Divorce?

no divorce imagesSally Kern, the Oklahoma state legislator who infamously called homosexuality "the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam," now wants to force heterosexual couples to stay married. Under Kern's legislation, incompatibility would not an OK reason to obtain a divorce if the partners have been married for over a decade or are raising minor children. At least there's some internal consistency to Kern, unlike most who oppose gay marriage.  She realizes that the biggest threat to the "sanctity of marriage" is...divorce!  Or Tiger Woods.

In Strange News...CLG is reporting that Ford is paying Tea Partiers to protest the Detroit auto show in order to help their market show through brand loyalty, since they were the only ones who did not take a government bailout.  The Tea Partiers - the best grassroots protesters money can buy!


B.C. (not verified) 13 years 21 weeks ago

I don't think this law is a bad thing. In New York we do not have irreconcilable diffrences (or incompatibilty) as a divorce option.
We have adultery, cruelty, abandonment and the conversion option. The conversion option takes a legal separation (no reason is needed) and converts its terms to a divorce after at least a year.
If an adult can make a commitment (or sign a contract) they should not be able to break it just becuase they don't feel like sticking to it.
If two people find that they are truly incompatible they always have the separation option (can they really not wait a year? - the only reason I can think of for not waiting is a shotgun marriage, in which case adultery works as a cause)
Divorce hurts women and children disproportionately. Protecting the majority of people affected by divorce is a reasonable governmental function.
Laws which cause people to consider their choices and commitments more carefully are, in my opinion , always a good thing.
-B.C. (married for 20 years after a short marriage which ended in a conversion divorce)

Duane Andre (not verified) 13 years 21 weeks ago

So God and Mother Nature gives us individuality in our FINGERPRINTS, never duplicating a FINGERPRINT.
But when it comes to our SEXUALITY these Artists use a 'cookie cutter' and 'black and white' paint.
another thing that is natural is IGNORANCE and that is more dangerous to our Society as displayed by 'homophobia'.

Lauren (not verified) 13 years 21 weeks ago

Whenever this topic comes up.. or gay marriage for that matter I always think of this CS Lewis quote because I think he says it best.

"A great many people seem to think that if you are a Christian yourself you should try to make divorce difficult for every one. I do not think that. At least I know I should be very angry if the Mohammeans tried to prevent the rest of us from drinking wine. My own view is that the Churches should frankly recognize that the majority of the British people are not Christians and, therefore, cannot be expected to live Christian lives. There ought to be two distinct kinds of marriage: one governed by the State with rules enforced on all citizens, the other governed by the Church with rules enforced by her on her own members. The distinction ought to be quite sharp, so that a man knows which couples are married in a Christian sense and which are not."

AZAFVET (not verified) 13 years 21 weeks ago

Two points regarding Ms. Kern's arguments. First, my son and his wife were divorced by her choice, they had two small children at the time. Five years after, my son and his ex are getting along better than when they were married. The children are both honor students in their elementary school. Both parents are very supportive and attend their activities as they occur.

Second point. I was born in 1946, I started school during the early 50's, hardly the "age of enlightenment". I knew that I was attracted to the opposite sex in the first grade. My cousin who was two years older than I knew that he was attracted to the same sex during that same time period. Granted, it is much easier to out today than it was when I was growing up but that didn't stop the preferences of sexual orientation from being any different.

AZAFVET (not verified) 13 years 21 weeks ago

When divorce is outlawed, only Outlaws will be divorced.

River Wolfe (not verified) 13 years 21 weeks ago

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alysmom (not verified) 13 years 21 weeks ago

Homosexuality is natural. on my mother's maternal side I can trace it back three generations. On her paternal side I can trace it back 2 generations. My mother had three children and I am the only straight one. I knew my siblings were gay their whole life. All animals, humans included, are born with their sexuality wire in. No one would chose a lifestyle that even in these modern times will get them killed. Marriage is a civil rights issue and eveyone should have that option.
There is no way divorce will ever be outlawed it would hurt too many politicians Gingirch would be all over the place campaigning against that one.

godknows (not verified) 13 years 21 weeks ago

Well at least I know where my email spam goes to also. Thought the blog would be more expanded than the email alerts and at least include the links,no???
So this is your source: http://www.legitgov.org/ford_pays_tea_party_protesters_070110.html
I will wait with baited breath for how this comes out.
In the mean time maybe you can investigate if any people get paid by deep pocketed libs like Soros...
Oh, never mind, you have more important things to do...

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