Brenda has made me aware of a constitutional amendment proposed last week that would eliminate no-fault divorce, even though Pennsylvania already has one of the lowest divorce rates in the nation.
I spent most of the day wondering why anyone would want to eliminate no-fault divorce. Last night, it finally hit me. State Senator Larry Farnese has no desire to eliminate no-fault divorce, and has proposed this measure as a sarcastic retort to "'defense of marriage' bills [that] enshrine discrimination in our state constitution by amending it to define marriage as solely between a man and a woman."
In other words, if marriage is so sacred that it should be limited to a man and woman, then divorce should be outlawed, too, so there.
Believe it or not, LV State Senator Bob Mensch is a cosponsor. But unlike Farnese, he's taking it literally. Mensch already supports a ban on same-sex marriage in the state constitution, and is perfectly willing to return to the dark days of fault divorce, which makes domestic violence far more likely.
So let me get this straight. Mensch no only supports a ban on gay marriage, but is all for insisting that fault be proved before a divorce is granted. He's jumped into the bedroom, telling you what you can do, but brandishing handguns while tooling along Rte. 78 is just wonderful.
Does this guy represent the Lehigh Valley or Alabamy?
Is he a Mensch or Meshuga?