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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Prankster Introduces Ballot Initiative to Ban Divorce

John Marcotte, a California man with a history of pulling social pranks, is collecting signatures to get the "California Protection of Marriage Act," which would ban divorce, on the ballot.

Marcotte calls his voter initiative "the logical extension of Proposition 8," the controversial measure which last year added "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California," to the state's constitution.

Marcotte has tongue firmly in cheek -- his Web site is subtitled, "Safeguarding marriage from the evils of divorce," and supporters can buy a T-shirt of a chained-together bride and groom reading "You said, 'Til death do us part.' You're not dead yet."

But his point is valid -- since many of Prop 8 supporters cited defending traditional marriage as their reason for pushing for the gay marriage ban, shouldn't they also be supportive of the "California Protection of Marriage Act," which eliminates the greatest threat to marriage that exists?

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