(Daily Mail)–Mexico City lawmakers want to help newlyweds avoid the hassle of divorce by giving them an easy exit strategy: temporary marriage licenses. Left-wing members of the city’s assembly – who have already riled conservatives by legalizing gay marriage – proposed a reform to the civil code this week that would allow couples to decide on the length of their commitment, opting out of a lifetime. The minimum marriage contract would be for two years and could be renewed if the couple stays happy. The contracts would include provisions on how children and property would be handled if the couple splits. ‘The proposal is, when the two-year period is up, if the relationship is not stable or harmonious, the contract simply ends,’ said Leonel Luna, the Mexico City assemblyman who co-authored the bill. ‘You wouldn’t have to go through the tortuous process of divorce,” said Luna, from the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, which has the most seats in the 66-member chamber.
I have always hated the idea of a destination wedding. Yeah, yeah, yeah, they are tropical and somehow cheaper, but fewer people come which means less of a party. But after reading this I am ONLY having destination weddings…as long as that destination is Mexico. The two-year marriage contract is probably Mexico’s greatest invention since the burrito. Marriage always seemed odd to me because I see everything in life as sports. Nobody gets a lifetime contract from any franchise. Favre played for the Vikings, Jordan played for the Wizards, and Gretzky played for the Kings…no matter how great things are in the beginning, relationships sour. So a lifetime contract to one woman seems like a bad deal. This two-year marriage contract is a real game changer. I’ll get wifed up for two years, show that I can be a good husband, show that I can be committed, then test the free agent market and sign with a younger and hotter franchise. You wouldn’t have the stigma of “oh he’s divorced”…because you aren’t divorced, your contract just expired. Mexico…this is pure genius.