Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Blogislature Update: Divorce Bill Advances

Posted By on Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 3:32 PM

Howie reports that the "Let's Stay Together" Act is on the verge of Senate passage:

The move to make divorces a longer procedure was backed mainly by Republicans. But at least one, Sen. Carolyn Allen of Scottsdale, chided her GOP colleagues for sticking their legislative noses where she believes the change is not only a bad idea but a betrayal of Republican principles of “less government.”

“For us to pass laws that you force people to stay in a bad marriage, maybe you’ve just never had one,” Allen said. “But I find it unbelievable as Republicans that we are going to say that the government will interfere in our personal lives.”

Others, however, said the intervention is merited.

“Smart people talk, discuss and seek help,” said Sen. David Braswell, R-Phoenix. He said the legislation is necessary so that couples are “absolutely certain” they want to split up.

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