No Sex At Home For Massachusetts Divorcees, Says Bill

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A Massachusetts legislator has introduced a bill to amend the state's divorce laws to disallow divorcing parents from having sex at home until the divorce is final, unless they get court permission. Huh?


It reads, in full,

In divorce, separation, or 209A proceedings involving children and a marital home, the party remaining in the home shall not conduct a dating or sexual relationship within the home until a divorce is final and all financial and custody issues are resolved, unless the express permission is granted by the courts.


Apparently sex outside the home is fine? The agenda on this seems confusing, particularly since it was introduced by a man who has "reportedly has gone through a bitter divorce himself," and "is the former president of Fathers United for Equal Justice, which disbanded in the 1990s." Clear men's rights buzzwords, although the connection is obscure. And men's rights groups aren't backing him up, either.

Bill Would Ban Parents From Having Sex At Home While Getting A Divorce [My Fox Boston]
Divorcing Parents, Don't Try This At Home [Boston Herald]
Bill S00851 [MA Legislature]

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