[LMB] OT: about the ratio of unmarried to married

Paula Lieberman paal at gis.net
Sat Sep 22 19:46:41 BST 2007


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From: <dreitman at spiritone.com>


> "Paula Lieberman" <paal at gis.net> wrote:
>
>>. . . .
>
>> Ironically, the things -are- legal contracts, and predates the existing 
>> of
>> the USA and any US states by millennia....
>
>>. . . .
>
> There are about half a dozen reported opinions in the U.S. on the subject 
> of whether a provision in a ketuba for delivery of a get can be enforced 
> in a state court.  The courts do not agree.  About half the cases have no 
> problem, and the other half say that enforcing the ketuba would be an 
> establishment of religion.

There are legal contracts, and there are legal contracts... they're legal 
documents, but the form predates the USA and its states by millennia, and 
they're legal documents within a religion, which long predates nonsecular 
democratic government. 




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