I’m still laughing…yet another brilliant scheme from the legislature. Yep, four hours of counseling is really going to reduce those divorce rates, you betcha. You can legislate marital relationships, great idea. Coming from these bastions of marital integrity, I’m touched by their deep concern for marriages in Taiwan. Yet another great way to spend those tax dollars. Etc., etc.
Couples legally required to attend premarital courses
New law aims to lower nation’s divorce rate, will take effect two weeks after its passage
2003-01-08 / Taiwan News, Staff Reporter / By Taijing Wu
The Legislative Yuan passed into law a family education bill yesterday after its third reading, regulating that Taiwanese who intend to get married must submit to pre-marriage counseling for at least four hours in an attempt to reduce the divorce rate.
The law stipulates that every city and county government must establish family education centers and cooperate with family associations and schools in promoting family planning.
Kuomintang Legislator Chiang Yi-wen (