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  •  I've never heard (15+ / 0-)

    of a marriage license being denied or revoked because a straight couple doesn't have or want children.

    •  Actually, you have -- it's called 'annulment' (10+ / 0-)

      A Catholic annulment is analogous to a finding that a contract of sale is invalid, and hence, that the property for sale must be considered to have never legally transferred possession, than analogous to a divorce, which is more like returning the property after a consummated sale. These four preconditions give rise to the common fourfold classifications for bases of annulment, defect of form, defect of contract, or unwilling or unable parties.

      The contract is defective in form if the marriage ceremony is invalid, such as the case of two Catholic persons being married outside of the Catholic Church.
       The contract is defective of contract if it was not a marriage that was contracted, such as if there was a defect of intent on either side. This can occur if either party lacked the intent to enter into a lifelong, exclusive union, open to reproduction.
       If either party was coerced, they lacked willingness, and therefore lacked intent.
       If either party was married to another, they were unable to enter into the contract. Also, certain relationships of blood render the parties unable to enter into contract. Also, parties of the same gender are unable to enter into contract.
      But of course when you think "outdated, ridiculous views on marriage" it's hard not to think of the Catholic Church.

      What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

      by ontheleftcoast on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 06:30:25 PM PST

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