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"Temporary" Marriage Licenses

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From station WLS this morning:

MEXICO CITY (WLS) - Mexico City lawmakers are proposing legislation that would allow newlyweds to apply for temporary marriage licenses, instead of making the plunge into wedded life a lifetime commitment.

The change to civil code was proposed this week and would allow couples to decide the length of the commitment, with two years as the minimum. If couples are still enjoying wedded bliss when the contract ends, then they would be able to renew the license. And if they’re unhappy, the contract expires and they are both free without going through a divorce.

The legislation has proved to be controversial in Mexico, the country with the second largest Catholic population in world, after Brazil.

A vote is expected on the proposed legislation by the end of the year.

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'Til death do we part, or until the contract expires.

I'm not sure why just living together for the 2 years to see if things work out isn't sufficient.

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I remember reading about term marriages in the 1951 scifi classic The Puppet Masters, by Robert Heinlein. Maybe somebody in Mexico happened to read it recently.

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