Prop 8 defender of sanctity of marriage is divorcing his wife

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    San Diego CityBeat - Ironic divorce

    Ironic divorce
    Protector of traditional marriage Doug Manchester leaving wife of 43 years
    By Eric Wolff


    In July 2008, hotelier and developer Doug Manchester donated $125,000 to help gather signatures for a proposition that would ban same-sex marriage in California. The early money was crucial to getting the initiative—which ultimately passed—on the ballot. At the time, he told The New York Times that he made the donation because of “my Catholic faith and longtime affiliation with the Catholic Church,” which preferred that marriage remain between a man and a woman. Indeed, the Catholic Church has vehemently opposed gay marriage. Then again, it’s also not too keen on divorce.

    On Oct. 9, 2008, Manchester ended 43 years, eight months and nine days of marriage to Elizabeth Manchester by moving out of their La Jolla abode. The couple spent the next several months trying to reach a quiet settlement on how best to distribute millions of dollars in cash and other assets. In July, those talks totally broke down, and Doug started playing financial hardball with Elizabeth, allegedly draining the couple’s shared accounts and stealing her mail. On Aug. 6, Elizabeth filed a petition for redress in family court. All of the information in this story comes from those petitions. CityBeat contacted attorneys for both parties, but neither returned calls by press time. <more>
     
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    Not surprised at all.
     
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    So what?

    Sometimes men and women divorce.

    That is just a fact of life and is completely normal.
     
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    Obama's getting divorced?
     
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    Other than a completely overt attempt to discredit a potitical opponent/organisation, what relevancy does this have?
     
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    So what? Are you suggesting that because one believes Marraige is between a Man and a Woman they should not ever divorce? Be so kind as to explain that idiotic thought process. Maybe we should institute a No Divorce law like some Countries have then your buddies the Homosexuals will really be in a bind since they jump from bed to bed like rabbits.
     
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    Figures, since you have to get married to get divorced, only straight couples get divorces.
     
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    I guess he was right. Our marriage DID destroy his.
     
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    so does that mean hes going to start sucking cock?
     

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