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In time, divorce will prevail FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 06/03/2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

In time, divorce will prevail

FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
06/03/2011
Divorce will come, perhaps not within this congressional term, but it will have to come, even if a lawmaker, Rep. Rudy Fariñas, said a divorce law is impossible in this country because a constitutional amendment is needed to make divorce legal.

His reason? The Constitution says marriage is inviolate. He adds that if a divorce measure is passed, he will challenge this law before the high court.

Quite frankly, if he does so, he may lose the case, because admit it or not, despite that constitutional proviso of marriage being inviolate, there exists in this country a de facto divorce, both in the Catholic Church and in the State, through the expediency of annulment.

It stands to reason that if marriage is inviolate, then there can be no annulment, since the effects of annulment on the children would be the same, with the marriage and the family broken up..... MORE

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