Republican Representative Pat Kelley has introduced a bill that would pay male-female couples one thousand dollars for signing and abiding by a family and parenting values affidavit. Tristin Yeager reports from the state capitol.
The affidavit would say you are at least twenty-one years old, have never been married, have not had a sexually transmitted disease, have not had a child and have not had an abortion.
Kelley comments on his reasons for introducing the bill.
Since the bill was introduced right before the legislative break, it's not likely that the bill will pass this session. Kelley acknowledges this, but adds he hopes it will spark debate on the related issues.
Married couples can currently obtain a divorce without giving a reason. This bill would return to a years-old policy which required couples to specify a reason in order to receive a divorce.
Kelley responds to concern that couples who want a divorce will not be eligible if their reasons are not deemed justifiable.
Introducing the bill right before the legislative break almost guarantees the bill will not pass this session.