In the city of Sacramento, a man is asking that voters in the state of California ban divorce due to the fact that so many voters have already banned gay marriage.
The man, named John Marcotte, wants to add his ballot measure before 2012 and is directly calling for a ban on divorce. The secretary of state's office has given him the go-ahead and now he must start collecting signatures. Marcotte told news sources that his idea was inspired by Proposition 8, which has been subject to much controversy throughout the state.
Marcotte said, "What they wanted to do is protect traditional marriage and I thought that is such a noble goal, but they are going about it in such a strange way. If you want to protect traditional marriage, don't stop gay people from getting married, stop straight people from getting divorced."
Many Californians who have heard of Marcotte's campaign have called it a joke. They say that it is designed to humiliate those who voted to ban gay marriage in the state. Others say the measure is appropriate.
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