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Hey California, If You Want To Protect “Traditional Marriage” Why Not Ban Divorce

by @ 3:41 pm on December 2, 2009. Filed under Gay Marriage, Individual Liberty, Politics

That’s what one person is asking:

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Til death do us part? The vow would really hold true in California if a Sacramento Web designer gets his way.

In a movement that seems ripped from the pages of Comedy Channel writers, John Marcotte wants to put a measure on the ballot next year to ban divorce in California.

The effort is meant to be a satirical statement after California voters outlawed gay marriage in 2008, largely on the argument that a ban is needed to protect the sanctity of traditional marriage. If that’s the case, then Marcotte reasons voters should have no problem banning divorce.

“Since California has decided to protect traditional marriage, I think it would be hypocritical of us not to sacrifice some of our own rights to protect traditional marriage even more,” the 38-year-old married father of two said.

This won’t go anywhere, of course, but the guy does have a point.

2 Responses to “Hey California, If You Want To Protect “Traditional Marriage” Why Not Ban Divorce”

  1. James Young says:

    You’re right: he does. It’s right on the top of his head.

  2. tfr says:

    Funny, ironic, and exactly what anti-freedom Californians deserve.

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