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Subject:  Re: He Lost 95% of His "Friends" Date:  10/17/2012  9:23 AM
Author:  AngelMay Number:  183683 of 196381


I understand, but think about our courageous politicians that pass a DOMA that does nothing to limit divorce.

When I was a boy the only grounds for divorce in this state was adultery.

I think in Ireland only in the last few years have people been able to get a divorce.




Why would you want to limit divorce?
Think about living with someone that you simply cannot stand.
Think about the lies that were told in order to end marriages that were simply intolerable even though there was no adultery - back when, as you say, adultery was the only way out.

Why does marriage need defending in the first place by our government?
Marriage is a very personal relationship between the parties involved. The government, the community, the family of the people involved should have absolutely nothing to say about it at all.

Under the conditions you have named, I would never marry - no matter how much I loved the other person. I simply do not want anyone - ever - with that much power to restrict my life and cause me misery. The abuse that comes with that kind of power is just too frightening.

AM
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