Friday, April 22, 2016

I'm sorry, what century is this again?
Miss. not adding domestic violence as grounds for divorce

                   A final version of a bill that would have allowed divorces for
that reason passed the House on Wednesday, but died in the Senate a
short time later.

Okayyyyyy. . . .
So, apparently in the great state of Mississippi, you actually need to have a reason to be allowed to get divorced other than "we are two adults who know what we want and we don't want to be married anymore." And the one circumstance that ought to be a no-brainer is not among the allowable reasons.

The state currently allows only 12 justifiable reasons to legally grant a divorce including impotency, adultery, alcoholism, and incurable mental illness among some of the reasons.

Wait. So you can get a divorce if your husband can't get it up, but if he punches you, you're out of luck?

So, I guess if your husband hits you, your only option is to kick him in the balls hard enough that he becomes impotent?

Actually, yeah. That sounds right.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will not add domestic violence as a reason for divorce.