Mexico City debates two-year marriage licence

Call for two-year marriage licence to be introduced in capital to deal with high divorce rate causes controversy.

    An estimated 16,000 couples get married every year in Mexico City, but nearly half of those marriages end in divorce within two years.

    In order to deal with the high rates, one Mexican City legislator wants to introduce a two-year marriage test, where couples are offered licenses for two years initially, giving them a chance to see if their relationship should continue.

    But in a predominately Catholic country, not all are happy with the proposals.

    Al Jazeera's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Holding onto Hoxha: Guarding the last statue of communist Albania

    Holding onto Hoxha: Guarding the last statue of communist Albania

    In the basement of an old museum in a village in Albania, a 78-year-old woman protects the last remnant of a dictator.

    Still Here: A story of incarceration and gentrification in the US

    Still Here: A story of incarceration and gentrification in the US

    Many formerly imprisoned women of colour return to neighbourhoods transformed beyond recognition. What awaits them?

    The 'risky business' of tracking Rwandan fugitive Felicien Kabuga

    The 'risky business' of tracking Rwandan fugitive Felicien Kabuga

    The former chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda discusses the hunt for genocide suspects.