Eliminate "No-Fault Divorce" To Strengthen Marriage and Discourage Gay Marriage

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    The best way to reduce divorce rates and to discourage gay marriage is to bring back "no fault divorce" laws. Cheating on your wife or husband is a "breach of contract" and the guilty party should be held liable and forced to pay damages.

    The promise of sexual exclusivity (fidelity) is a very important part of marriage. This needs to be clearly written into all civil marriage contracts and enforced by the divorce courts. Marriage is about rights and responsibilities to each other. Modern society has taken all of the responsibility out of marriage. If people were held accountable for their actions, we would see much fewer divorces and much fewer gay men would be interested in marriage.
     
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    And why is that? (By the way, don't forget women can be gay, too).
     
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    It's true- No fault divorce was sold as a way to end back-logs in courts... all it did was increase family law cases and accelerate the ease of divorce... When marriage is made cheap it is treated as such.
     
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    The outcome will be like this

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    Because traditional marriage is failing and gay marriage has a higher chance for success.
     
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    So if one partner cheats, rather than just end it and both get on with their lives, you think they should drag it out with unproven accusations, unproven counter-accusations and lots of hostility would improve the situation?

    If one of them is cheating, chances are pretty good that the marriage is over. Aside from some men out for sexual conquest, marital infidelity is a symptom of other problems in the relationship. Dragging out the divorce process is not going to help.
     
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    Just emilimate divorce alltogether.
    You make your vows for life you are stuck with them.
     
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    No, but the cheater would lose their proverbial shorts financially- that's what happens when you break a contract. The innocent party prevails. The cheater can go off and cheat to their hearts content- but when there is accountability to the contract, it is taken more seriously- that's a fact. Divorce rates skyrocketed due to to NFD laws
     
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    The problem is not whether or not you punish the one who cheated, but whether you create more hostility in a situation involving children. It also involves accusations and counter-accusations.

    She accuses him of cheating. He accuses her of creating a hostile environment at home. Then he accuses her of cheating. She says he cheated first ect ect.

    I don't think No-Fault divorce is the only option. If the injured spouse wants to go after the assets they can. Most choose not to do so.

    But you want to force them to do that?
     
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    Correct. The OP has once again demonstrated reactionary idiocy.

    You clearly have no idea what you’re talking about.

    Marriages end for scores of other reasons having nothing to do with infidelity or contract violations. Forcing couples to stay in marriages which have clearly ended is needlessly cruel. No-fault divorce allows adults to amicably agree to end a contract neither benefits from.
     
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    I find it rather amusing that conservatives continually ridicule liberals for wanting the gov't to fix everything for them. They make fun of them for "nanny state" remarks.

    And here, these social conservatives want the gov't to interfere in people's marriages and divorces. They want the gov't to make it harder to get a divorce, in hope of lowering the divorce rate.
     
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