Lawmakers in Mexico City are considering giving newlyweds an easy exit from unhappy unions with temporary marriage licenses. <!–more–>
After legalizing gay marriage, the city assembly is now deciding whether to reform their civil code to make marriage contracts last for a minimum of two years, renewable if the couple chooses. The contracts would include provisions for division of property and childcare in the case of separation.
With half of Mexico City marriages ending in divorce, usually in the first two years, this bill aims to help couples avoid the hassle of divorce — and presumably to reduce the city’s paperwork expenses.
As a nation, Mexico is quite conservative and heavily influenced by the Catholic Church. Mexico City is the nation’s capital and its most left-leaning city.
What do you think about the proposal? Does it contradict the nature of marriage? Or is it just a practical solution for couples?