Man pushes for Calif. divorce ban on ballot

LOS ANGELES John Marcotte wants to put a ballot measure before voters in 2012 calling for a ban on /*divorce*/ in California.

The secretary of state's office has now given him the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures to that end. Marcotte said he was inspired by /*Proposition 8*/.

"What they wanted to do is protect traditional marriage and I thought that is such a noble goal, but they are going about it in such a strange way. If you want to protect traditional marriage, don't stop gay people from getting married, stop straight people from getting divorced," said Marcotte.

Some call Marcotte's campaign nothing more than a joke designed to embarrass Californians who voted to ban /*gay marriage*/.

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