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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (CNN) - Mexico is considering allowing temporary marriages.

A proposed ordinance in Mexico City would allow engaged couples to decide how long their marriage will last.

More traditional couples could still choose "'til death do us part."

But those who don't expect to stay married forever could set an end date of as little as two years.

The bill is designed to reduce painful and costly divorces by letting marriages end easily with arrangements for child custody and property agreements made beforehand.

The Catholic Church said it finds the idea appalling.

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