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Glamorous politician wants law to allow 7-year itch

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Bavaria's most glamorous politician -- a flame-haired motorcyclist who helped bring down state premier Edmund Stoiber -- has shocked the Catholic state in Germany by suggesting marriage should last just 7 years.

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Gabriele Pauli, who poses on her web site in motorcycle leathers, is standing for the leadership of Bavaria's Christian Social Union (CSU) -- sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) -- in a vote next week.

She told reporters at the launch of her campaign manifesto on Wednesday she wanted marriage to expire after seven years and accused the CSU, which promotes traditional family values, of nurturing ideals of marriage which are wide of the mark.

"The basic approach is wrong ... many marriages last just because people believe they are safe," she told reporters. "My suggestion is that marriages expire after seven years."

After that time, couples should either agree to extend their marriage or it should be automatically dissolved, she said.

Fifty-year-old Pauli, twice divorced, is a maverick intent on shaking up her male-dominated and mainly Catholic party which has dominated Bavarian politics since World War Two.

"This is about bringing ideas into the CSU and starting a discussion," she told German television on Thursday after she had unleashed a wave of criticism from other politicians.

Former foe Stoiber said she did not belong in the CSU and European lawmaker Ingo Freidrich dismissed her views.

"She is diametrically contradicting our Christian, ethical values," Freidrich said.

Peter Ramsauer, head of the CSU in Germany's parliament, compared Pauli's ideas to "the dirt under your fingernails".

Pauli, who attracted attention earlier this year when she posed for a magazine wearing long black latex gloves, was at the centre of a snooping scandal which eventually led to Stoiber, Bavarian premier for 14 years, saying he would stand down early.

She said his office tried to obtain details about lovers and alcohol consumption to use against her.

The CSU will elect Stoiber's successor as party head at a conference next week. He will be replaced as state premier in early October.

Viewed as a party rebel, Pauli stands almost no chance of winning next week's vote. The contest has been fought mainly between Bavarian state economy minister Erwin Huber and German Consumer Minister Horst Seehofer.

The popularity of Seehofer, a 58-year-old married father of three, has suffered from the disclosure that he had been having an affair with a younger woman who recently had his baby.
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I think this is the dumbest f**king thing ever. If you don't want to be married forever, DON'T GET F**KING MARRIED. It's not hard. It's like someone forces you to get married or something. I wonder how this would f**k with custody of children and child support as well.

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I think this is the dumbest f**king thing ever. If you don't want to be married forever, DON'T GET F**KING MARRIED. It's not hard. It's like someone forces you to get married or something. I wonder how this would f**k with custody of children and child support as well.
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People change.
VOWS don't.
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That's what I like about HS girls... I keep gettin' older and they stay the same age.
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VOWS don't.
No but this give people th opportunity to go their seperate way or, if they really want to be together, get married again.

Oh and btw vows may not change but they certainly are not always followed.
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Twice divorced: She's just trying to figure out a way to make her situation seem normal/justified. A poorly thought out attempt to make one's self feel better about their situation.
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No but this give people th opportunity to go their seperate way or, if they really want to be together, get married again.

Oh and btw vows may not change but they certainly are not always followed.
Marriage is a forever thing. If you want to play house for 7 years, make up some stupid little ceremony to celebrate a 7 year contract. Oh BTW, you shouldn't get any kind of benefits that comes with a marriage if you just want to play house. Seriously no one forces you into marriage, if you think you want to change later, don't get married.

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Marriage is a forever thing. If you want to play house for 7 years, make up some stupid little ceremony to celebrate a 7 year contract. Oh BTW, you shouldn't get any kind of benefits that comes with a marriage if you just want to play house. Seriously no one forces you into marriage, if you think you want to change later, don't get married.
Im not saying you change, Im saying sometimes the person you marry changes into someone you dont want to be married to anymore. You have no control over that.
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Im not saying you change, Im saying sometimes the person you marry changes into someone you dont want to be married to anymore. You have no control over that.
things change it's part of life, but if you can't change with them, then there are other means. Divorce being one of them. All this is doing is providing you with a chance to get divorced every 7 years, because you still are going to have to have custody/child support/property disputes if you decide after 7 years it's not worth it. That's why it is stupid.

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things change it's part of life, but if you can't change with them, then there are other means. Divorce being one of them. All this is doing is providing you with a chance to get divorced every 7 years, because you still are going to have to have custody/child support/property disputes if you decide after 7 years it's not worth it. That's why it is stupid.
Tell me that after you have been married 15 years.
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reason the divorce rate is so high and the breakdown of the family unit which produces confused screwed up kids comes down to one thing... people give up too easy. The moment they are no longer estatic they leap to divorce. Noone ever said just cause you get married life gets better- it just means you are supposed to go thru things together. You take the vow- you should make the best of it. A promise used to be a promise- i guess not anymore.

they should change the vows to read- "till you no longer make me happy"...
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she did make a comment that she is only trying to shake things up a lil and get the men to look outside the box...so it didnt appear that she was truly serious about it...
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Tell me that after you have been married 15 years.
Tell me why this isn't stupid. If someone said your marriage expired today. Could you honestly seperate ties without going through all the same agony of seperating belongings/custody/child support as divorce? You don't need an out every 7 years, you have an out any freakin time you want with the same bullsh**.

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play nice boys, everyone is going to have their own very rigid opinions regarding this kinda thing.

If you had asked me a week ago about this I would have given you one answer, today it is completely different...so
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No opinion here never been married.

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I am in no way against marriage, I just think that you have to be realistic. People change and you have no control. There is no guarantees in marriage or life for that matter. I think it comes down to people need to REALLY know the person they are marrying, and even then they turn out to be different.
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