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Florida Group Seeks to Lower Divorce Rate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The group that helped get a gay marriage ban in Florida's state constitution now wants to help those who can wed stay married.

The Florida Family Policy Council says it will work with churches and organizations that helped get the gay marriage ban on last year's ballot to boost programs that help married couples stay together.

During a press conference Tuesday council president John Stemberger criticized Florida's no-fault divorce law, which allows either party to end a marriage for any reason.

Stemberger said churches will help engaged couples understand
marriage and provide programs to strengthen existing marriages. The
goal is to reduce the Florida divorce rate by 10 percent.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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