Mexico City: Temporary Marriage License for 2 Years

By April Lopez
Updated: July 17, 2014
world divorce news

In Mexico City, it will just be probably for two years when you say "for better or for worse." 

Recently a proposal has been getting a lot of attention in Mexico City, a proposal that allows people to get a two year temporary marriage license.

Extreme liberals in Mexico City proposed the said notion.

According to them, it would help many Mexicans in avoiding the painful process of divorce.

However leaders of the Catholic community say the law will never pass.

Margarita Rodriguez, Associate Director of Family Life from the Fort Wayne South Bend Catholic Diocese, counsels couples before they get married.

A lifelong commitment is the only way to think of the sacrament, she adds.

Mexico has the second largest Catholic population in the world.

Marco Rangel lives and works in South Bend.

Rangel grew up in Mexico. He was married in a Catholic church to his wife fifteen years ago. Rangel says the proposal is a bad idea.

Half the marriages in Mexico have ended in divorce in the past two years. It's also the same in the South Bend area.

There are just as many marriages as divorces each year, according to the St. Joseph County Clerk's office. There have been about 25-hundred marriages and divorces on each side in the past two years.

A couple could choose to renew the license after two years if the law passes.

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October 14, 2011

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