RD Blog: 3.20.09

An Egyptian fatwa gives neighbors the right to divorce a couple. I posit that this is a terrible idea:

The adage says that when you marry someone, you marry their family, too. It doesn’t say anything about neighbors. Despite the old saying, a marriage is between two people, no matter what others may think. Opening up a private relationship to public debate (a neighbor or family member can bring his/her case for the couple’s divorce to court) is intrusive and will not solve a couple’s problems.

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