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Are Homogenous Divorce Laws in All the States Desirable?

By Stanton, Elizabeth Cady

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Title: Are Homogenous Divorce Laws in All the States Desirable?  
Author: Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
Language: English
Subject: Fiction--Women authors--History and criticism., Literature--Women authors, Literature
Collections: Women Writers Collection
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Excerpt: North American Review520 (March 1900): 405-9. There has been much discussion of late in regard to the necessity for an entire revision of the laws on divorce. For this purpose the State proposes a committee of learned judges, the Church another of distinguished bishops, to frame a national law which shall be endorsed by both Church and State. Though women are as deeply interested as men in this question, there is no suggestion that women shall be represented on either committee. Hence the importance of some expressions of their opinions before any changes are made. As judges and bishops are proverbially conservative, their tendency would be to make the laws in the free States more restrictive than they now are, and thus render it more difficult for wives to escape from unhappy marriages.


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