The Law: Renewable Marriage

"Until death do us part" is a section of the marriage vow that has long since become subject to amendment. But even divorce will be unnecessary for marital termination—at least in Maryland—if two state legislators can persuade their colleagues to pass a newly proposed law. It calls for making marriage a three-year contract, with an option to renew every three years by the mutual consent of both partners. Any disagreements over alimony, child custody and the like would be settled by a court as they are now.

The bill's sponsors are Mrs. Lena K....

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