Did you know that around 40 to 50 percent of the marriages in the US end up in divorce? And the divorce rate of the subsequent marriages are only higher?
Well, it is not uncommon for people to walk out of unhappy marriages in the US, and these stats might only seem normal. However, would you believe it that there are nations that do not allow divorces? Well, not anymore, but in the Philippines and the Vatican City filing for a divorce is still not legal. Yes, as surprising as it may seems, it is still true!
Yes, while the other nations are still debating divorce and adultery as issues, one nation gives it’s women the right to kill. If a Hong Kong woman were to find her husband cheating on her with another woman, she has the license to kill her spouse. However, the only catch is that she might have to use her bare hands to kill him.
On the other hand, there are no restrains on how to deal with the mistress. While we do not endorse violence of any sort and respect human life, this sure is one bizarre law that everyone should know about. And to think of it, the fear of death only pushes men to be loyal in their relationship. We wonder if the adultery law works both ways too!
This country has a ban on divorce. The Philippines believes in the institution of marriage so much that divorce is an illegal act. It does not stop here. Some of the Filipino citizens who were divorced earlier and if they try to remarry in any other country may be seen as bigamists. This sounds scary and makes a person think about marriage. If he/she thinks about remarriage, it will probably give them nightmares.
Although same-sex marriage is not a taboo anymore in many parts of the world, it is illegal in Texas. As same-sex marriage is not legal, same-sex divorce is also illegal.
As a consequence of this ban in Texas, same-sex couples who are married in states where same-sex marriage is legal cannot then move to Texas and hope to get divorced there as the state law dictates so.
Samoa is a quiet and quaint little country that is situated almost halfway between the Hawaii islands and New Zealand. It has a weird law that states that it is a crime to forget your wife’s birthday in Samoa. This means that you will get more than the silent treatment if you forget your wife’s birthday.
If your wife goes to court, you might get a sentence from the judge. Although the term is unclear, it is a bad thing to forget your wife’s birthday in the country of Samoa.
Well, it looks like this is one nation that’s ideal for all the women out there who love coffee! Wondering why? Well, the Saudi Arabian law makes it legal for a wife to divorce her husband if he doesn’t get her a hot steaming cup of coffee every morning! While the reason might seem too silly to push for a divorce, we guess it’s the little things that make a difference to married life, so we are not complaining.
We call this law bizarre also for the fact that the nation of Saudi Arabia is otherwise seen as very oppressive of its womenfolk. However, we are also unsure of the number of divorce pleas that come up in this oppressive nation on these grounds. In a male-dominant nation where a lot of rules bind the citizens, we are sure not many women would be filing for a divorce, leave alone for coffee. However, it is refreshing and humorous to see such laws!
Although divorce is a serious issue, it can be refreshing to look at it from a lighthearted perspective. These are some of the obscure and weird divorce laws present in the United States and abroad. We are talking about these laws here only on a lighter note. They are not meant to make you think or rethink your marriage. Do you know of any other nation with bizarre laws regarding weddings, relationships, and divorce? We would love to hear all about it in the comments section!