Women in Mexico City wait for the feast day mass of "marriage saint" Saint Anthony. (AP)Mexico City lawmakers are trying to overhaul the city's marriage laws so that newlyweds are only bound to each other for a trial period of two years before they commit to a lifetime together, the Mexican newspaper Excelsior reports.
The law will also require couples to attend talks on how to resolve conflicts and how to divide custody of their kids in case they split prior to signing their marriage contracts. The contract would also serve as a sort of mandatory pre-nup, since it would lay out who owns what property and how couples would divide it in the event of divorce.
According to Reuters, the Catholic Church is firmly against the plan.Read More »from Mexican lawmakers propose two-year marriage contracts