Wednesday, October 5, 2011

How Do You Feel About Mexico's Proposed 2-Year Marriage License?

Everyone's buzzing recently about the fact that lawmakers in Mexico City are proposing a new marriage license which would allow couples to split after a two-year trial period, rather than going through a lengthier divorce process.

With the implementation of this law, instead of the traditional 'till death to us part,' couples would be able to opt for temporary commitments, test out married life, and then renew their licenses indefinitely if they are still devoted to their chosen spouse.

"Two years is the minimum amount of time it takes to know and appreciate what life is like as a couple," Lizbeth Rosas, who is spearheading the proposed legislation said to BBC Mundo in Spanish. "If you renew, that means you have an understanding with your partner, and that you are clear on the rules of the relationship. So what do you think? Is this an inspired idea to lower the rate of divorce, or does it decrease the sanctity of marriage?

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