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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Ballot initiative to ban divorce in California

"Occasional prankster" John Marcotte is making a political statement about California's recent ballot initiative banning gay marriage by collecting signatures for his own ballot initiative banning divorce. He may actually collect the 700 000 signatures necessary to get his California Marriage Protection Act put to a vote in the next election.
"If you want to protect traditional marriage, don't stop gay people from getting married," he said. "Stop straight people from getting divorced."

Watch the hilarious commercial Marcotte has produced to publicize his project:

My favourite lines: "Socialist countries like Canada condone divorce. What did we even fight the Communists in World War II for?" and "If outlawing divorce was good enough for the Babylonians, then it's good enough for California".

(HT: Jonathan Rauch)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This would also reduce single parent poverty.