The marrying kind

Credit: Brad Gregg

Brecheen apparently has had it up to here with couples in
Oklahoma — which the U.S. Census Bureau reports has the country’s
highest divorce rate — not taking marriage seriously.

“Love is a choice,” he said. (It’s also patient, kind and not jealous, we hear.) “You don’t fall in and out of it accidentally.”

His proposal would make divorce more labor-intensive for couples in a covenant marriage. They would have to undergo counseling before marriage or divorce as well as a “cooling-off” period up to two years before splitsville. Covenant marriages currently are available in Louisiana, Arkansas and Arizona.

SB 105 was approved unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee and now goes before the entire Senate for consideration.

Gazette staff

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