Our expert says:
Of course you werent, Helene, and I didnt take it as knocking. But I thought it worth clarifying what was being said.
Involving lawyers in such a useful crusade would be very valuable indeed - for the lawyers ! I wonder whether the right forum to get this discussed would be something like the Human Rights Commission ? Because these issues affect your human rights, and those of many others, as well as the spouse who is not provided for.
Maybe some political parties, or groups like Solidarity, might also be persuaded to become interested.
You could say the values you wish to promote so sensibly are already in most versions of the marriage vows, but ignored - maybe it needs to specify "to love and cherish EVEN AFTER death do us part" ?
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