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Group proposes ballot measure requiring pre-marriage education
UPI.com ^ | January 20, 2014

Posted on 01/21/2014 1:58:56 PM PST by Maceman

A proposed ballot initiative in Colorado would require couples to take a mandatory pre-marriage education classes, officials said.

The Colorado Marriage Education Act would require first time brides- and grooms-to-be to receive 10 hours of pre-wedding marriage education, the Denver Post reported Monday.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: bullystate

1 posted on 01/21/2014 1:58:56 PM PST by Maceman
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To: Maceman

The Catholic Church has done this for decades, if not centuries...for marriage within the church, of course.


2 posted on 01/21/2014 2:01:48 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Maceman
Would that include gay couples?
3 posted on 01/21/2014 2:02:01 PM PST by oldbrowser (Obamacare will be the equivalent of Mao's Great Leap Forward)
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To: Maceman

Making mischief for fun and profit.


4 posted on 01/21/2014 2:04:00 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: Maceman

Another incentive to never get married.


5 posted on 01/21/2014 2:06:00 PM PST by ClaytonP
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To: Maceman
The Colorado Marriage Education Act would require first time brides- and grooms-to-be to receive 10 hours of pre-wedding marriage education, the Denver Post reported Monday.

Why get the government involved? Friends could just help out friends:

A man brings his best buddy home for dinner unannounced at 5:30 after work.

His wife begins screaming at him and his friend just sits and listens in.

"My hair & makeup are not done, the house is a mess, the dishes are not done, I'm still in my pajamas and I can't be bothered with cooking tonight! What the hell did you bring him home for?"

"Because he's thinking of getting married."

6 posted on 01/21/2014 2:07:14 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Maceman

I had a college student do this for her college essay topic. It seriously is a valid subject. I think the most important question is, “If you marry and have children, then divorce, how will this affect your children and your finances?” Then show them what it’s like.

I have a feeling though, that if ever the male birth control pill is created, A LOT OF PROBLEMS WILL BE SOLVED.


7 posted on 01/21/2014 2:07:20 PM PST by struggle
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To: Maceman

course includes “Honey do” 101 and “yes dear” 202


8 posted on 01/21/2014 2:07:29 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: gorush
The Catholic Church has done this for decades, if not centuries...for marriage within the church, of course.

Yes, and if the course reflects the teachings of the Church, that's fine. But when Colorado's idea of marriage is at odds with the Truth, we shouldn't have to be subjected to it, along with Drivers' Ed type tests that we have to give the state approved answer.

Marriage is a right in which the state's interest is limited and secondary.
9 posted on 01/21/2014 2:09:19 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (The only thing that can save us is if Kerry wins the Nobel prize and leaves us alone.--Moshe Yaalon)
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To: Maceman

Let me guess - it is a Democrat making the proposal, who happens to have a relative in the marriage counceling business?...and is considering investing in it?


10 posted on 01/21/2014 2:13:41 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Maceman
Coming back from lunch, I remarked to a friend on the elevator:

I'd much rather be at work: when a woman orders me to do something, at the very least I know I'll be paid for it.

A third rider on the elevator was a woman who worked for a different company, and I had never seen her before. Her remark?

"So true".

11 posted on 01/21/2014 2:16:46 PM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

So?


12 posted on 01/21/2014 2:21:52 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Maceman; WhiskeyX; NYer; george76; beaversmom; LucyT; Liz; theothercheek; Red Steel; SoCal SoCon; ..
Doesn't the clergyman performing the marriage ceremony generally conduct such "education."? Apparently, if this becomes law, he or she will have the state looking over his (her) shoulder, or bypassing him (her) completely.

Will gay “marriages” be subject to the pre-marriage education class requirement?/ (s)

13 posted on 01/21/2014 2:22:25 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Maceman

I think the problem is TOO FEW people getting married after they shack up.

Maybe they need a pee-Shack-up class too.


14 posted on 01/21/2014 2:27:02 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Maceman

Utterly idiotic. A law, the State, would “require” that? Good grief.


15 posted on 01/21/2014 2:27:50 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: broken_arrow1
B-I-N-G-O!
16 posted on 01/21/2014 2:30:54 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Maceman

Lesson #1 should explain which parts fit together and which ones don’t. They should have to hook extensions cords together, and write an essay about it.


17 posted on 01/21/2014 3:01:00 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Maceman

I don’t know if this is coming from the left or right, but it’s a dumb idea.


18 posted on 01/21/2014 3:03:42 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Maceman

I learned everything I need to know about marriage from watching my parents, who until my mother’s death last week, had been married for 63 years.


19 posted on 01/21/2014 3:18:19 PM PST by stormer
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To: gorush
So?

So if the state doesn't like your attitude during instruction can they withhold your license? If not, what is the poin of the law?
20 posted on 01/21/2014 3:22:56 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (The only thing that can save us is if Kerry wins the Nobel prize and leaves us alone.--Moshe Yaalon)
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To: Maceman
We used to learn that at home, from example. What went wrong?
21 posted on 01/21/2014 3:23:13 PM PST by JoeFromSidney (itYe)
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To: ZULU

I think the problem is TOO FEW people getting married after they shack up.

&&&
I think the problem is the shacking up....


22 posted on 01/21/2014 3:48:25 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: stormer

Hugs to you for your loss.


23 posted on 01/21/2014 3:49:23 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Bigg Red

True. Too much of that too.


24 posted on 01/21/2014 3:49:24 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Maceman

No doubt the classes involve pro-abort semimars.


25 posted on 01/21/2014 3:50:18 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: Politicalkiddo

*seminars


26 posted on 01/21/2014 3:50:45 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: Maceman

I wonder if this outlaws Colorado’s common-law marriage rules, e.g., without “counseling”, a common-law marriage would be invalid? Also, would the state still recognize out-of-state marriages without such “counseling”? Are existing marriages grandfathered (or grandmothered if you like), or does everyone have to start over because their marriages occurred without benefit of “counseling” and therefore are inferior marriage? Would a guy be prohibited from doing the “right” thing by marrying a lady he got pregnant if they didn’t get “counseling”, leaving the poor lady in the lurch? Also, would “counselors” have to have benefit of marriage themselves, and a SUCCESSFUL marriage I might add, with NO divorces themselves? (I for one would hate to have be “counseled” by someone who had not been married or had been divorced.)

Sounds like the authors would much rather have folks live in sin than comply with some kind of ridiculous nanny-state nonsense. Oh, and assuming non-counseled, out-of-state marriages are still recognized, I foresee a resurgence of Vegas marriages from Colorado if this stupidity makes the ballot and passes!


27 posted on 01/21/2014 5:50:59 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Maceman; SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; ...

Meddling busybodies. This crap will never end.

Nanny State PING!


28 posted on 01/21/2014 6:47:50 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


29 posted on 01/21/2014 7:45:56 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Maceman

Would this apply to everyone or just normal people?


30 posted on 01/21/2014 8:59:23 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: justiceseeker93

My local rabbi has a better idea. Make marriage a purely religious matter, with the state giving no tax deductions or other benefits to married couples, so as to keep them from mandating recognition of gay marriages, pre-marriage education, and other such intrusive folderol. Divorces, I suppose, could be limited to property, support and custody issues, without asking the state to intervene and secure religious divorces, as has been tried. But no such scheme that I know of has yet passed constitutional muster anyway, so it’s a small loss.


31 posted on 01/22/2014 4:16:08 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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