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Oklahoma state Rep. Tom Newell, R-Seminole, laughs before the start of a House Judiciary Committee meeting at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Two proposals introduced to make divorce more difficult in Oklahoma were discussed in the meeting. Newell's proposal would create a "covenant marriage" option for Oklahoma, which would require counseling before both the wedding and any divorce and somewhat restrict valid reasons for divorce. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)