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View Poll Results: Constitutional Amendment: "Marriage- It's Only Temporary!"
Yes! I want a way out- if not today, two years from now will do. 13 38.24%
No! If God wanted me to be single, He wouldn't have made fitted sheets or spiders. 11 32.35%
I'm too wishy washy to have an opinion. 4 11.76%
Don't bother me right now- I'm at the "Rent-a-Life" chatroom. 6 17.65%
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:32 PM   #1
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2 Year Marriage With Option!

LOOK UP, EVERYBODY! THERE'S A POLL UP THERE SOMEWHERE...

Hel-l-o-o-o-o, Forum!

Here's one for the books!

Marriage might become an "automatic opt-out" if Lawmakers have their way in a Certain Foreign Country...
Licenses to be issued for a two year period, after which either party can walk away...
Now, I'm going to post a link to the Actual News Story, and I hope that your responses will stay away from
"What Can One Expect From That Country" type judgements

The question is...
Should we follow suit in the U.S.A.?

NOTE: Canadian members, especially of The Female Persuasion, are welcome to chime in...

Thanks for your attention to this matter...

Francesca

newslink:Mexico City considers 2-year marriage licence - World - CBC News
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:36 PM   #2
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Sounds good to me, our 25th is the 16th (if we make it till then, that is!!)

PS, once wasn't enough, she's my 4th wife!!
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:47 PM   #3
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Whoa!

Thanks Mr. D.-but you didn't get a chance to vote in the poll!
I was still busy constructing it...

Vote early and often, everybody!

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Old 10-04-2011, 08:19 AM   #5
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I didn't vote 'cause the wife and I just celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. We are in this union for the long haul.
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Sorry to burst the bubbles of the folks south of the border, but this is not a new concept. Up until the early 18th century the custom of "Handfasting" was recognized in many British countries particularly Scotland. The idea was that a man and a woman would enter a betrothal or pre-wedding period of a year and a day. The ceremony was marked by a symbolic binding of the left-hands of the individuals with a piece of ribbon or string and with that "marriage", the man and woman could live together as husband and wife with all benefits. If after the handfast period of a year and a day, the man was satisfied with his "wife", he could formally marry her for keeps. If he regretted the handfasting bond, he could return her to her parents...no strings (pun intended....) attached.

Sounds like it might work in today's society...

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This is where the 5th amendment comes in very handy.

We did celebrate our 50th this year.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:19 AM   #8
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The word stupid comes to mind regarding this issue. Although I wouldn't mind trying out a Prevost for a couple of years.
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This idea is actually better than the practice in some (a lot?) of the population today to simply live together without any sort of a formal arrangement.

Many Couples Delaying Marriage | Woman Club This was one of the articles that I found while searching the subject recently.

There seems to be no longer any social stigma attached to having kids outside of marriage so I'm all for anything that at least attempts to establish some level of commitment.
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Marriage is between you and God on the day you say I do. The rest of the time it's between you and a lawyer.
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I've been married 56 years and have always had an agreement with my wife; anytime she feels that there is someone she would rather be with, I will buy her a one way ticket where ever that might be. there is "no" return ticket.
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Marriage is a religious bond in the eyes of God. This temporary deal seems like a contractual civil union type thing. Maybe it is just a definition/semantic thing, but it seems to just be a way to have legally recognized union for benefits, etc that defines asset-splitting at the end of the term. Why not just call it what it really is??
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What 2 consenting adults do should be between them. But what happens if there are children as a result of this trial marriage?
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To tell you the truth, I think that's one area where a genuine Public Interest could be served...

If children born of this kind of legal if temporary union were considered Lawful Issue
rather than (legal sense) Illegitimate in the eyes of the Law, both parents' identities would be a matter of Record.

There could potentially be a dramatic reduction in the number of children The State must support due to the absence/anonymity of one legal parent or the other.

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