Media Loving Marriages Annulled?!
posted by February 12 at 12:30 PMon
The Seattle P-I ran a hilariously earnest letter today about Initiative 957.
Initiative 957 is the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard of. Under this proposal, men with a low sperm count would have to have their loving marriage annulled.
What about newlywed seniors who can’t have children? Do the initiative sponsors want them to live in sin?
What if a man who has had a vasectomy and a woman who has gone through menopause want to get married? Are they going to have to submit to unreliable medical tests to see if they can become fertile?
What about women over 40? The risk of having children born with medical problems is increased at that age.
If their marriage is annulled, couples could go to Nevada and have a quickie marriage that the state of Washington would honor.
Who is going to enforce it? I can see the state sending out (and where would the funding come from?) people to find out if a couple has had kids within three years of marriage.
This is the point of the initiative—to get people to say things exactly like this. So… you don’t think marriage should be tied to procreation? Tell that to the Washington State Supreme Court who wrote “that limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples furthers the state’s legitimate interests in procreation and the well-being of children.” Huh?