Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Traditional Divorce

(image via Miami Herald)

I've always felt that if Republicans were serious about defending marriage, then they would outlaw divorce. The consequences of divorce have been studied for decades. On the other hand, the consequences of gay marriage don't seem so daunting.

It's no secret that Republicans are hypocrites on this issue, but when Karl Rove (the man who used fear-mongering on same-sex marriage to turn around elections and pass bans) asks for privacy after obtaining a divorce under Texas' "no fault" divorce law, I have to say "No! You can't have your privacy!" You want to be the pious judge over the marriages of other people? You want to be the defender of marriage? Did your traditional wedding vows say anything about "til death do us part"? Then no, I don't think you deserve any privacy.

Maybe Rove can rebrand himself as the Champion of Traditional Divorce.

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