” As if getting married wasn’t complicated enough, a proposed ballot initiative would require mandatory pre-wedding education before couples could say “I do.”
Lumped onto the hours spent debating centerpieces, picking a photographer, finding the perfect dress and corralling future in-laws, the proposed Colorado Marriage Education Act calls for 10 hours of pre-wedding marriage education.
If either the bride- or groom-to-be is marrying for the second time, the requirement kicks up to a minimum of 20 hours. It goes up to 30 hours for a third- time’s-the-charm.
A re-marrying widow would be held to the same standard as a first-timer. The law would not apply to civil unions.”
Why the double standard regarding civil unions ? This young woman sums it up nicely …
” “This is the stupidest thing I have ever heard,” said Alyx Reese-Giles, who was married for the third time in November. “The government has no business deciding what education people should or should not get before entering into marriage. Marriage is about communication and being ready to commit, and no class is going to teach you that.” “
Just where are the limits to State intrusion into our lives ? The answer ? There are no limits as long as we are willing to sit back and allow the State to insinuate itself into every aspect of our lives . Sheep will be herded … or eaten .
” As proposed, the prenuptial curriculum would be created and overseen by the Colorado State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners. The board would then validate completion and issue a “Marriage Course Completion Certificate.” The couple would pay the cost associated with the education.”
Tax and control , that’s what it’s all about , tax and control .