California Divorce Ban Tries to Protect Marriage ... Again

John Marcotte proves once again he's serious about commitment

By Olsen Ebright
|  Thursday, Jul 15, 2010  |  Updated 8:31 AM PDT
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The initiative to ban divorce in California is making another run at the ballot box.

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The initiative to ban divorce in California is making another run at the ballot box.

Back in April, the 2010 California Marriage Protection Act failed to qualify for the upcoming November election. Now, the movement is starting to amass signatures again, LAist reported Wednesday:

If 694,354 registered voters sign the petition within 150 days -- that's December 9th -- California voters may end up voting on it in 2011.

The anti-divorce movement is the "brain-child of concerned Christian and political activist John Marcotte, who felt strongly that Prop. 8 did not go far enough in protecting traditional marriage."

"Since California has decided to protect traditional marriage, I think it would be hypocritical of us not to sacrifice some of our own rights to protect traditional marriage even more," said the married father of two.

Marcotte's proposal would amend California's constitution to eliminate the ability of married couples to get divorced while allowing married couples to seek an annulment.

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