Friday, January 05, 2007

Virginia group pushes for tougher divorce laws

The Washington Post reports today that the Family Foundation of Virginia is lobbying for a law that would require mutual consent for divorces of couples with children. Couples without children would still be allowed to split willy-nilly, but the proposed legislation would prevent one spouse from abandoning the marriage without repercussion. Exceptions would be made for cases of abuse and cruelty. A local county delegate put it all in perspective by saying, "There is less security in the covenant of marriage than if you and I agree to open up a hamburger joint." And what of the poor hamburgers caught in the middle? Tuesday can only be put off for so long.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Forget a business's harder to get out of a DSL contract or a gym membership than it is to get out of a marriage these days.