Sex between divorcing couples may be banned in Massachusetts soon if a bill manages to pass the legislature.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, one man stabbed his wife after she refused sex and demanded a divorce.
The law was originally proposed back in 2013 but it’s slowly making its way through the legislative process and even had some hearings this month. Bill S787 is apparently not just limited to makeup sex. It’s designed to focus on currently married couples who have children and requires that anyone involved in legal divorce proceedings request written permission from a judge in order to have give any romantic gestures at all.
In divorce, separation, or 209A proceedings involving children and a marital home, the party remaining in the home shall not conduct a dating or sexual relationship within the home until a divorce is final and all financial and custody issues are resolved, unless the express permission is granted by the courts.
That’s right. Not only are divorcing couples banned from sex but they can’t even have a dinner date to try and work out their issues!
The story gets even weirder when you consider why it is being proposed in the first place. Massachusetts Republican senator Richard J. Ross is sponsoring this interesting piece of legislation, but he claims the bill was not his own idea and that he’s merely submitting it for one of his constituents named Robert Leclair who apparently went through a messy divorce recently. The man, who is the former president of Fathers United for Equal Justice, claims the “goal is to protect children during the divorce process from having to deal with their parents engaging in new sexual relationships.”
Stranger still, Ross suggests he disagrees with the ideas expressed in the bill and claimed it was “going nowhere in the Legislature.” Regardless of intent, the bill is scheduled to be considered by the State Legislature by June 30. Unfortunately, if enacted, there are no solid guidelines for the enforcement of such a law. For instance, how would a divorced couple be investigated upon suspicion? And, if found guilty, what such action would receive as a penalty?
Do you think it’s a good idea to ban divorcing couples from engaging in sex until the legal proceedings are finalized?