Ballot proposal would make pre-wedding marriage classes mandatory in Colo.

DENVER — A group is going to try to get an initiative on the ballot next November that would require people who want to get married to take pre-wedding marriage classes.

The proposal would make it mandatory for every bride and groom to go through marriage counseling before tying the knot.

It would requir 10 hours of classes if it’s your first marriage. Twenty hours would be required for second marriages and 30 hours for third marriages.

The group will need to gather 86,000 valid signatures by August to get the initiative on the ballot.

Eli Stokols has details about who is behind this proposed law and what it would mean to Coloradans.