Florida Bill Would Require Couples To Read Marriage Guide

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The Florida Guide To A Healthy Marriage Bill was filed Monday by State Congressmen Clay Yarborough and Kelli Stargel that would require couples to verify that they’ve read the “Florida Guide To a Healthy Marriage” before being issued a marriage license.

Proposed to help lower the divorce rate, Rep. Yarborough introduced the bill because “[t]he statistics have been staggering over the years for divorces and kind of the subsequent problems that go along with that, like children who don’t have families that are put together.”

The required guide would be written by the Marriage Education Committee that would consist of panel members elected by the Governor, President of the Senate and the House Speaker. Private funds would be sought out by the committee to fund the creation of the guide and are to include topics such as conflict management and communication skills.

 

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Author: Luke Henderson

Since joining the Libertarian Party in 2016 (after discovering Gary Johnson as a disaffected Bernie Sanders supporter), Luke Henderson has been active in the liberty movement through journalism, and political activism. At the beginning of 2017, Luke had his first piece of writing published by Being Libertarian and quickly became a contributor to the libertarian news site, The Libertarian Vindicator. Through the Vindicator, Luke discovered his passion for addressing critics of the philosophy and bringing together different factions of liberty lovers which compelled him to become an editor for The Libertarian Coalition, a forum dedicated to an open-minded discussion of libertarian ideas from all walks. After many guest contributions to Being Libertarian, Luke was asked to join the website as a contributor, where he writes his column Scoring For Liberty, which discusses sports, politics, and economics from a libertarian lens, and his Educator series that seeks to strengthen libertarian’s understanding of educational techniques and policy to better arguments against public education. Luke is one of the District 1 Executive Committeemen for the Missouri Libertarian party, and the founder of the Missouri Chapter of the Libertarian Positivity Caucus. Outside of politics, Luke is a paraprofessional for the Special School District of St. Louis, a musician, composer, and a loving husband and father.

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