Mexico is considering offering a 2-year marriage license in an effort to curb divorces in Mexico City. They would issue temporary marriage licenses. Can you imagine that?
Marriage in Mexico City is getting political. Earlier liberal leaning members of the assembly made gay marriage legal in the city, which angered conservatives. This latest 2-year marriage license proposal is further infuriating the city's conservative faction.
With these new marriage licenses, couples could decide on how long they want their commitment to last meaning it isn't automatically for lifeÂ—the minimum is 2 years. However, can you imagine getting married, and putting an amount of time on it? That seems unlikely, but it is possible that some people would take advantage of the new civil code in Mexico City. Those who aren't willing to commit for two years will simply have to be satisfied with dating.
Leonel Luna co-authored the bill, and he said, "The proposal is, when the two-year period is up, if the relationship is not stable or harmonious, the contract simply ends. You wouldn't have to go through the tortuous process of divorce."
In addition to angering the conservative faction of the city, the proposal has also irritated the Catholic Church. They believe that the proposal goes against the nature of marriage. Of course, they are talking about the religious nature of marriage and not necessarily the legal aspect of the union.
What do you think of this unique 2-year marriage license proposal? Do you think it could be helpful, and do you think it could work in other countries in the world?
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