This is the stuff good satire is made of. A fellow in Sacramento is collecting signatures to ban divorce in the state of California, the state that infamously voted against gay marriage when a referendum was sought last November during the Presidential elections. If he has enough signatures, this measure will be on the ballot next year :
In a movement that seems ripped from the pages of Comedy Channel writers, John Marcotte wants to put a measure on the ballot next year to ban divorce in California.
The effort is meant to be a satirical statement after California voters outlawed gay marriage in 2008, largely on the argument that a ban is needed to protect the sanctity of traditional marriage. If that’s the case, then Marcotte reasons voters should have no problem banning divorce.
“Since California has decided to protect traditional marriage, I think it would be hypocritical of us not to sacrifice some of our own rights to protect traditional marriage even more,” the 38-year-old married father of two said.
I’d love to hear what the gay marriage protesters have to say about this. If marriage is described as the “union of a man and a woman”, I’d totally want a life-long clause somewhere there, so that the protesters are damned to live with a nagging wife or adulterous husband forever. Anything as long as the holy definition of marriage isn’t altered.