Why are Americans fighting over no-fault divorce? Maybe they can’t agree what marriage is for

“First comes love, then comes marriage”—so goes the classic children’s rhyme. But not everyone agrees. Increasingly, the idea that love is the most important reason to marry—or at least to stay married—is under attack. Republican pundits and lawmakers have been pushing back on the availability of no-fault divorce, challenging the idea that not being in love is a valid reason to end a marriage.

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