What is marriage? The divorce edition

It is a tired trope that people who care about marriage are inordinately worried about it being redefined and should just work to address the problem of divorce. Of course, in fact, they have been doing just that for a long time.

The easy divorce culture represents a significant challenge to the definition of marriage, and its complete acceptance (not yet accomplished thankfully) would represent another kind of radical redefinition of marriage.

This is increasingly clear from the ongoing legislative debate in Utah over whether judges ought to be able to consider whether one spouse committed adultery or abused the other when determining whether to order the innocent spouse to pay support to the one who betrayed them or vice versa.

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