READING FOR FRI. APR. 16, 2010 Rd. 16 – Divorce: The “Silent Revolution” by Laurence M. Friedman 1. According to Friedman, in the first half of the 20 th . century, what were the ways around laws forbidding consensual divorce in the U.S.? • annulment 2. Which was the first state to allow divorce for incompatibility? When? • New Mexico in 1933 3. How did other state begin to loosen up on divorce laws? • In many states, a spouse was entitled to a divorce if the spouse had become “incurably insane”. A spouse also had the right to divorce if their spouse was in prison on a felony charge. 4. What does Herbert Jacob call the “silent revolution?” Why that name?
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