Yet more proof that everything the Left does advances the clock of civilizational collapse. I only had to read the headline to instantly realize the Left’s fingerprints were all over this one.
Mexico mulls 2-year marriage
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico City lawmakers want to help newlyweds avoid the hassle of divorce by giving them an easy exit strategy: temporary marriage licenses. Leftists in the city’s assembly — who have already riled conservatives by legalizing gay marriage — proposed a reform to the civil code this week that would allow couples to decide on the length of their commitment, opting out of a lifetime. The minimum marriage contract would be for two years and could be renewed if the couple stays happy. The contracts would include provisions on how children and property would be handled if the couple splits. “The proposal is, when the two-year period is up, if the relationship is not stable or harmonious, the contract simply ends,” said Leonel Luna, the Mexico City assemblyman who co-authored the bill.
“You wouldn’t have to go through the tortuous process of divorce,” said Luna, from the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, which has the most seats in the 66-member chamber. Luna says the proposed law is gaining support and he expects a vote by the end of this year. Around half of Mexico City marriages end in divorce, usually in the first two years. The bustling capital, one of the world’s largest cities, is much more liberal than the rest of the country, where the divorce rate is significantly lower although on the rise.
Abortion is legal in Mexico City, while the Supreme Court ruled this week to uphold state laws in Baja California that say life begins at conception. Leftist Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, who angered the Catholic Church when he made Mexico City the first Latin American city to legalize gay marriage in late 2009, announced this month he would soon step down to run for president. The church criticized the proposed change. “This reform is absurd. It contradicts the nature of marriage,” said Hugo Valdemar, spokesman for the Mexican archdiocese. “It’s another one of these electoral theatrics the assembly tends to do that are irresponsible and immoral.” The Church holds considerable sway in the country with the world’s second largest Catholic population after Brazil.
Hurray! Divorce is even more hassle-free now. So why are they doing this, you ask? Because it promotes statism and the secular progressive value system. This simultaneous promotion of gay marriage while undermining traditional marriage is all part of a larger plan in furtherance of their secular progressive utopia. Leftism has always hated the institution of marriage as an instrument of oppression and the status quo. They call it “the Patriarchy.” Gay activist and atheist Martha C. Nussbaum puts it this way:
Gays and lesbians are a symbol, in much of the public imagination, for sex without reproduction, for the decoupling of marriage from commitment to raising a family in the traditional way, which has certainly been a male-dominated way. …The connection between recognition of gay unions and the erosion of traditional marriage is that if sex is thought to be available outside of the marriage bond, women will have fewer incentives to embark upon marriage and child rearing, and may not wish to do so if marriage continues to be a largely patriarchal and unequal institution.
Wow, that’s pretty blatant stuff. You won’t often hear it so candidly put. So it’s no coincidence that the same Mexican Leftists who legalized gay marriage in Mexico City are also behind this temporary idiocy. And who suffers the consequences of these broken marriages of convenience in a country without a safety net such as Mexico? Why, the children! The children who then require the State to intervene as their surrogate daddy lest they end up on the streets and starve to death. And if no such paternalistic state currently exists, why, then it shall be created! See how they operate? And now you know the ultimate reason why these Marxists are trying to destroy marriage and the “patriarchy.”
And of course, this is happening right under our noses but the dots aren’t being connected, so nobody even notices or cares.
UPDATE: Even the Huffington Post is now weighing in on this AWEMAZING idea! And don’t neglect the comments section there which is always a pretty good barometer of just how far gone those people are.