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01/05/2010

Till political death does she impart

by Jeremy Hooper

 Good As You Images Picture-2-169-3Silly Sally Kern has just proven that she's even further to the right than the average "pro-family" bear:

Scheduled for introduction in the 2010 legislative session by state Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, House Bill 2279 would restrict the "use of incompatibility as a ground for divorce" in Oklahoma.

The bill would not allow for divorce on the basis of incompatibility if:

There are living minor children of the marriage

The parties have been married 10 years or longer

Either party files a written objection to the granting of a divorce

Kern Bill Would Restrict Divorce [KOCO]

But at the same time, Sally's also proven herself to be less hypocritical. She wants to "protect marriage," so she's doing what she sees at the true threat to that tradition. And on that note, she's absolutely right: The "sanctity" set should be out to ban divorce in all of its forms.

We sincerely hope she takes this far and wide, encouraging her movement to embrace this supposedly righteous cause. Because maybe when America will give a damn about all this once they realize that Team Morality's damnations do not stop at keeping Adam and Steve legally single.

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Your thoughts

So, she is making a case for murder instead?

Posted by: Mykelb | Jan 5, 2010 12:28:50 PM

Jeremy, I am soooo totally with you on this. In fact, I have been saying for YEARS (to def ears) that the Reps. and NOM won't stop with us! Dayum, this all reminds me of a famous anti-Nazi quote:

First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.
-- Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

BTW, anyone got any advise about how to PROVE to Middle America that we ARE Second Class Citizens? My own family refuses to believe me when I make this claim; sadly, they think that I simply picked it up from somewhere and have latched onto it... Ugh...

Posted by: Wade MacMorrighan | Jan 5, 2010 6:02:02 PM

Again, this is a case where I am very happy to see the anti-gays show their true color. They aren't just rabidly anti-gay, they hate everyone who is in anyway different than A) themselves, and B) their ideal of the way that people should live, and C) those who don't fanatically embrace their particular brand of religious lunacy. Their hatred knows very few bounds, and that they focus it on us now, is just the tip-topiest point of the massive ice iceberg. And, those who vote against us in public referenda, need to know that we are just the first in line to be run over by the religious steamrollers.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Jan 5, 2010 6:09:15 PM

I'm reminded of an exchange from The Golden Girls;

Sophia: In Sicily there was not divorce. If you wanted out of a marriage, you had to resort to lupara.

Rose: Is that some kind of legal loophole?

Sophia: It's some kind of sawed-off shotgun!

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Jan 5, 2010 6:16:44 PM

God, I hope Newt is the nominee in 2012. Would love to ask her about that. Or Rudy.

Posted by: Matthew | Jan 5, 2010 7:19:52 PM

@RainbowPhoenix - HILARIOUS. RIP Estelle Getty<3

This is crazy. I mean, she is doing the LGBTA (a for ally!) community a favor by flying her religious freak flag, but I mean, is she serious?

She would rather two parents live "married", fighting, screaming, possibly bad mouthing the other to the child, and eventually, most likely, cheating, instead of the parents having the ability to split amicably. Why don't we just demand parents choose their spouses for their children as well, and that dowery be accompanied in the marriage agreement as well. LUNATIC

Guaranteed this biotch gets divorced within the year. Ain't it always the way?

Posted by: Stef | Jan 6, 2010 12:21:49 AM

What would make more sense, statistically, is not allow people to get married until after they are 25. Statistically, 85% of those who marry before age 25 get divorced. Just don't give out licenses to people under 25.

Posted by: Mykelb | Jan 6, 2010 1:35:54 AM

Ms. Kern could make her case better if she used statistics and restrict marriage to people over the age of 25. 85% of all marriages end in divorce when the couples ages were below 25 when they married.

Posted by: Mykelb | Jan 6, 2010 2:10:18 AM

OH! OH! OH! Don't forget to tell str8 folks living in this state (and i just PRAY this makes news on CNN, but especially here in Iowa!!!) that without the ability to legally divorce on these grounds, breeders can't legally RE-marry if they fall in love with someone else! Hope someone tells them that!

Posted by: Wade MacMorrighan | Jan 6, 2010 1:00:45 PM

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