Latest News 2009 October Gay-Rights Advocates in Calif. Want to Ban Divorce

Gay-Rights Advocates in Calif. Want to Ban Divorce

Gay marriage advocates in California are fighting back against the people and organizations who argued that marriage should remain between a man and a woman because the Bible says so.

Many opponents of gay-marriage argue that marriage is sacred and should only be defined as a union between one man and one woman because that is what the Bible says.

Now California residents will get the chance to prove just how much they want the Bible to dictate marriage laws in the state.  California Secretary of State Debra Brown approved an initiative for signature gathering. If passed, the initiative would ban divorce in California.  In order to pass, the campaign has 150 days to collect 694,354 signatures to qualify for the ballot.

The 2010 California Marriage Protection Act would eliminate a married couple's right file for divorce in California.  The act does not, however, prevent a couple from getting an annulment.

The 2010 California Marriage Protection Act uses the same arguments that were used in Proposition 8 campaign: that divorce does not "protect traditional marriage" and that is does  not "protect the children."

When it comes down to it, the 2010 California Marriage Protection Act was created to make a point: that religion should not influence government policy.  Advocates for the act (supporters of gay marriage) believe that you cannot allow religion to influence the laws that govern society. One person gave the example that her religion does not allow her to eat pork, yet she isn't trying to ban pork form the California constitution.

Regardless of what happens or how far this initiative advances, one thing is for certain: neither side of the gay-marriage debate will back down without a fight!

For information about the gay marriage laws in your state, click here to find a family law attorney near you!

Categories: Divorce