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California Man Tries To Ban Divorce As Comment On Prop. 8

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Californian John Marcotte is working to ban divorce. He says, "Since California has decided to protect traditional marriage, [...] it would be hypocritical of us not to sacrifice some of our own rights to protect traditional marriage even more." [CBS]

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As much as I love the idea of this, the risk it might pass is too high— I do actually think it should be difficult to get a divorce, but if divorce weren't allowed, all I can think of is the number of abused women who would be stuck in horrible marriages.

(yes, I know he's satirizing it, but I could see enough people supporting this that it could become problematic)