The dreaded "D" word.

I honestly can't tell if this is for real or not. I plan on writing a post soon (when I have more time to get so in-depth) on my feelings on divorce and what marriage should really mean, but for now I just want to say that I think making divorce illegal is going too far. I don't want people to feel like divorce is an easy option, but trapping people in their marriages? It kinda changes what marriage is, don't you think? I don't know... is there a way to make people take marriage more seriously in the first place without this melodramatic call for new laws?


  1. Wow, I think this is for real, I just googled it and there's an entire website. I don't think a law is going to protect the sanctity of marriage, people will find a way around it.

  2. It's definitely a joke, although intended to point out serious issues with the main arguments against same-sex marriage.

    Listen to the things they say: "Parents should be teaching their kids things, not schools." "I got divorced, and now, I have to live with that horrible sense of liberation for the rest of my life." They're being ironic.

  3. It doesn't seem like irony to me. Well, at first I thought it must be but I can't find anything online that alludes to it being a joke.
    And if it is for real, it's ridiculous. Everyone should have a choice, staying stuck in a crumbling marriage isn't good for anyone.

  4. i would say that would get shot down as unconstitutional pretty fast even if it did pass!

  5. From the Huffington Post:
    "John [the writer] doesn't really want to ban divorce--he's making a point about gay rights, specifically that if you want to argue that gay marriage is bad for traditional marriage, you'll have to agree divorce is worse for it."


    The version of the PSA included in that article is more obviously ironic.

  6. @ Sarah: ahh. I figured it was something like that. Thank you.