GREAT BRITAIN: Sex-Satisfying

Usually somnolent, the House of Lords woke up to debate last week the act to broaden British grounds for divorce (TIME, June 14), with Lord Dawson of Penn, long physician to King George V and friend of Queen Mary, championing the bill. "When a marriage's main purpose is frustrated it ceases to have spiritual meaning," somewhat daringly observed Lord Dawson, while more than one bishop frowned. "Women are more sex-conscious than of old and demand a more sex-satisfying life. Why should marriage alone remain static?"

One purpose of the bill is to enable...

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