Margarita Prentice

Fatherless America

Chicago. -- A group of Washington state legislators thinks American women face a grave danger: marriage. They want to change the wording on marriage licenses to inform those contemplating this hazardous step that neither spouse becomes the property of the other and that married partners have the right to live "free from violence and abuse." These facts presumably will come as a revelation to the women of Washington state.

State Sen. Margarita Prentice -- who says that "the origin of the wedding ring represents part of a chain binding the wife to her master" -- believes the measure would help educate women about the perils of domestic violence, besides...