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Indian court rules that any couple who have sex are legally married…

Posted on 06/20/2013 6:36:05 AM PDT by Olog-hai

If an unmarried couple have sex, they are considered husband and wife—and would have to “divorce” if they split, an Indian court has ruled.

When two people of legal age, 18 for a woman and 21 for a man, “indulge in sexual gratification”, this should be seen as a “an act of total commitment” and marriage by law, a judge at Madras High Court said. The court said that the registering of a marriage as well as a wedding ceremony were only formalities to gain society’s approval. It also said that once two people have sex, this “becomes a total commitment with adherence to all consequences that may follow”, including needing a decree of divorce should they want to sleep with someone else. …

The verdict came in a spousal maintenance case where a lower court had ruled that a woman was not entitled to maintenance from the father of her two children as there was no proof of their marriage. Justice C.S. Karnan ruled that legal documents proving the couple’s life as spouses were more important than proof of marriage. …


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: divorce; india; marriage; nocasualsex; vanity
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Full Daily Mail title:
Indian court rules that any couple who have sex are legally married… and would need to divorce if they want to sleep with someone else
Nothing about so-called “gay marriage” in this ruling.
1 posted on 06/20/2013 6:36:05 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
URL: Daily Mail
2 posted on 06/20/2013 6:37:35 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
"If an unmarried couple have sex, they are considered husband and wife—and would have to “divorce” if they split, an Indian court has ruled."

Oh doggy. Who or what would Obama be married too?

3 posted on 06/20/2013 6:38:01 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Olog-hai
I kind'a like this ruling.

'Course, SOMEone is going to have to SAY something.

Instead of crying "RAPE" .. now the girl can scream "MARRIAGE/ALIMONY/CHILD-SUPPORT

4 posted on 06/20/2013 6:40:47 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: knarf

I also saw this as a deterrent to societally destructive sexual practices...

it puts a legal consequence on the man.


5 posted on 06/20/2013 6:42:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: knarf
Ummmm . . . you may have a point, but it appears that the court ruling is limited to consensual sex.

And, yeah, I think the ruling makes sense from both a moral viewpoint and a legal viewpoint.

The government is also getting its cut because if it can't make money on the marriage license, it certainly will on the court fees for the divorce.

6 posted on 06/20/2013 6:44:49 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: MrB

Wow, this is a fantastic ruling.


7 posted on 06/20/2013 6:45:22 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Un Pere, Une Mere, C'est elementaire)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Not in any way different from what the prevailing opinion in this country was for about 150 years.


8 posted on 06/20/2013 6:50:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: JCBreckenridge

It’s actually Old Testament law, I believe.

It helped protect women from sexual predators.


9 posted on 06/20/2013 6:52:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: knarf

Can you imagine if they tried this here? The Left would be so apoplectic they’d be exploding all across the country.

Can you imagine how many baby mamas would be in court filing for child support/alimony from these feckless turd men who are just “hittin’ it and quittin’ it?”

OMG, just thinking about this here makes me all warm and tingly inside.


10 posted on 06/20/2013 7:02:52 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: knarf

Instead of crying “RAPE” .. now the girl can scream “MARRIAGE/ALIMONY/CHILD-SUPPORT


You DO have a point, and with a good divorce lawyer the “rapist” would have a lifetime of Indentured Servitude paying Alimony/Child Support/ College-University. Makes a GREAT argument for keeping ‘it’ in your pants doesn’t it?


11 posted on 06/20/2013 7:06:42 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Olog-hai

Wilt Chamberlain was married 20,000 times.


12 posted on 06/20/2013 7:15:49 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Olog-hai

1. So, if you are married and have an affair, are you an adulterer or a bigamist?

2. Don’t they still have temple prostitutes in India? What’s this do to that practice?


13 posted on 06/20/2013 7:27:41 AM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: KrisKrinkle

Temple prostitution still goes on even though it was banned three decades ago. Got no clue if this court ruling will actually give teeth to the ban.


14 posted on 06/20/2013 7:29:34 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“Wilt Chamberlain was married 20,000 times.”
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So he says but personally I suspect that The Stilt flunked basic arithmetic.


15 posted on 06/20/2013 7:29:38 AM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: Olog-hai

So if a man cheats, he’s a bigamist.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 7:59:19 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: rarestia

It’s an exciting possibility.

Don’t kid yourself, though. So-called conservatives aren’t all pure themselves. And here on FR you’ll find them defending fornication and anything that can lead to it, too. Pretty obvious who’s guilty.


17 posted on 06/20/2013 8:20:50 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Olog-hai
Indian court rules that any couple who have sex are legally married…

That was pretty much the Old Testament view. The wedding was just a formality.

18 posted on 06/20/2013 8:24:46 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

This is a child support case. Apparently there is a difference with Indian law. Only married women can sue for support. Thus for purposes of child support, a marriage was established. In the USA, thanks to the ABA model family court law project, we essentially have uniform paternity law which is used to esblish child support obligations.

This article is more sensation than substance.


19 posted on 06/20/2013 9:04:01 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: RipSawyer

Right. At two women per day, it would take 27.4 years to rack up that total.

Not impossible, perhaps, but a damn demanding schedule.


20 posted on 06/20/2013 9:29:03 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Actually, in OT times they didn’t really have what we would call a wedding. It basically consisted of the father leading his daughter publicly through town and handing her over to the husband. Not much in way of ceremony.


21 posted on 06/20/2013 9:30:09 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Olog-hai

So what they are saying is that Bill Clinton has been married to half the women in Arkansas..??..


22 posted on 06/20/2013 9:30:42 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Lazamataz

Bad news, dude


23 posted on 06/20/2013 10:30:31 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Sherman Logan

There usually was a major party for weddings that lasted about a week. But it was not necessary, just a lot of fun. In fact after the betrothal the couple was considered married but they usually did not live together until after the wedding feast.


24 posted on 06/20/2013 3:49:30 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: Olog-hai; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; Perdogg; sickoflibs; AuH2ORepublican; NFHale; ...

Well gosh.

I have to disagree with people on this thread, absolutely insane backward ruling that far over steps proper government power.


25 posted on 06/20/2013 4:21:23 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

Power of which government?


26 posted on 06/20/2013 7:10:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Impy
RE :”I have to disagree with people on this thread, absolutely insane backward ruling that far over steps proper government power.”

Its a completely impractical idea. it cant possibly work.

It does show that you can have extreme activist judges on opposite side of sexual/reproductive libertarianism (ie so-libs) that can create havoc.

27 posted on 06/20/2013 8:13:27 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs; NFHale; Impy

Cool.....I now have 12 wives!


28 posted on 06/21/2013 10:07:43 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“...I now have 12 wives!...”

Brother, ONE is enough... good lord...


29 posted on 06/21/2013 11:28:20 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

LOL!

(no kidding)


30 posted on 06/21/2013 11:36:25 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Just picture 12 - count ‘em, TWELVE(!!!!!) - rounds of PMS EVERY MONTH, brother... not to mention PRE-PMs, POST-PMS, and all points in between... Brrr....

That alone should clear up ANY fantasy images!!!


31 posted on 06/21/2013 12:17:49 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

O U C H


32 posted on 06/21/2013 12:20:46 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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You know I’m right.... :^)


33 posted on 06/21/2013 12:34:54 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

I know! I know!

Sheeeesh......


34 posted on 06/21/2013 12:36:48 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: NFHale

Cycles tend to synchronize with women living together, so it wouldn’t be 12 rounds, it would be 1, but with 12 times the intensity.


35 posted on 06/21/2013 12:37:39 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB; stephenjohnbanker

“...would be 1, but with 12 times the intensity...”

So it would be Psycho/Emo/Rage on Steroids...

I’ll stick with one... I can run to my Man Cave, blast the hell outta zombies for a week, have a few beers, and then it’s over for 20 or days.

Life is good when there’s somewhere to run to...


36 posted on 06/21/2013 12:54:30 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs; NFHale; MrB; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; null and void; GOPsterinMA
12? Nice, nice. "Does lusting in your heart" ala Jimmy Carter count? Cause if that's the case I have a harem that would put King Solomon to shame. Imagine that much PMS, not to mention the bill.

I'm completely in favor of marriage and hope to have one myself but way too many people around here seem to like the idea of making "fornication" a crime to be enforced by that incompetent government we all hate. Forget "impractical", that's just plain kookoo.

SOL: A better idea is to discourage opposite sex couples from pro-creation without marriage and vice versa. And no same sex parents.

Word.

37 posted on 06/21/2013 3:29:51 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Olog-hai
Any government.
38 posted on 06/21/2013 3:30:30 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: NFHale
Brother, ONE is enough... good lord...

Sometimes it's one too many.

39 posted on 06/21/2013 5:35:39 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: JCBreckenridge

I really don’t know much about precedent in Indian High Court rulings, but I suspect this would only apply in Tamil Nadu since it was a Madras High Court. Anyway, neither here nor there, most Indians consider TN to be very conservative.


40 posted on 06/21/2013 5:44:58 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: Impy

Granted I probably fall in with at least the gov’t’s intention on this one, but it seems to me any gov’t who has this power could potentially say anyone who has sex are then divorced if they were already married, you just need the right nutso judge.

For sure you wouldn’t be married in the eyes of many faiths, no matter what the state claims.

Freegards


41 posted on 06/21/2013 5:45:35 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: null and void; stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs; MrB; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA

“...one too many...”

“They” did a study once, a long time ago...

“They” found that men who jump off of bridges are single, because they KNOW there’s a chance that they’ll hit the water and still survive...

MARRIED men tend to jump off of buildings...because cement, asphalt, and concrete, well... you just KNOW it’s final!!

“They” said those guys were observed GRINNING all the way down... go figure...

/s


42 posted on 06/23/2013 1:00:04 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Olog-hai

That would stop many men dead in their tracks.


43 posted on 06/23/2013 1:03:41 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: NFHale

You don’t need to ‘splain that too me!


44 posted on 06/23/2013 2:22:22 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

Yeah, it does kinda speak fer itself, don’t it? Hahah!


45 posted on 06/23/2013 8:50:11 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: null and void; NFHale

Now, now, any man married to me would not only not jump off of a building or a bridge, but definitely not smile as he did it!

Nully, you’d better not disagree!!!!! LOL


46 posted on 06/24/2013 7:54:14 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: Shimmer1

No ma’am, wouldn’t dream of it ma’am...


47 posted on 06/24/2013 7:56:06 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Shimmer1; null and void

Hahah!!! I hear you, ma’am!!! And of course you know I’m kidding... I’ve been married (forever) for many years, and I wouldn’t change it... My wife is STILL “my girl” after many years.

Nully... I think I got you busted out here by your better half!!! Haha!


48 posted on 06/24/2013 8:33:14 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

;P


49 posted on 06/24/2013 9:43:44 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: NFHale
She's definitely NOT my ex-wife!
50 posted on 06/24/2013 9:49:20 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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