Thank God marriage in the U.S. is defined by civil law and not religoius law - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • bronxite10
    • 25.06.13 | 02:26 (IDT)

    If it were defined by religious law we'd have to live with bizzarre rulings like the lower court one penalizing the woman for her failure to convert and bizzare outcomes like the appeals court produced which chains the man to an unhappy nominal marriage. The strangest part of religious law is that it fosters the worship of money, because given enough money, this man's problems will disappear. He can buy his wife's conversion, because if spite is her real motivaiton, it probably has a price, or he can move to a jurisdiction that will grant him a divorce without his wife's consent and which will be recognized by the Israeli courts.

    from the article: Israeli court overturns decision penalizing Catholic woman for refusing to convert
    First published 21:56 24.06.13 | Last updated 21:56 24.06.13
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