Marriage in the Sea Org

Enthetan

Veteran of the Psychic Wars
A thread to chat about how marriage works (or doesn't work) inside the Sea Org.
 

Enthetan

Veteran of the Psychic Wars
One thing which I had been thinking about, was the frequency of divorce (and otherwise ending marriage arrangements) in the SO, and the seeming casualness with which marriages are done and ended.

I had a thought today: in Sea Org marriages, conducted using a Scn ceremony, does the Chaplain even file the marriage certificate, and what would be the effect on the marriage if he didn't?

I decided to look it up.


It seems that, in California at least, failure to file the marriage certificate with the county clerk does NOT invalidate the marriage. So I'm now wondering, does the chaplain bother to go to the county courthouse to file the certificate? Or does he just keep it in a file drawer?

In the latter case, a "divorce", whenever the SO finds it desirable, would be accomplished by simply destroying the marriage certificate, and denying it ever existed.
 

Chuck J.

Ambassador Plenipotentiary from Bupwupistan
I saw a few interesting stories, but I bet some long-time S.O. members have some doozies, with seeing the revolving spouse situations.

My own personal brush with SO marriage: Had a couple female staff members in INCOMM TRY to hook me up with a 16 year old. I was 25 at the time. The girl's mother signed off on it. Almost literally, lol.
(this girl and I had been hanging out a bit everyday at lunch for a few days. I think we were the two most 'non-SO' type of people in the place, so we gravitated towards each other)
I saw Mom look at me across the room chatting with her daughter, nod her head to the SSO. As in a, "He'll do." Later I put it together that it was an..... "audition?" "Job interview?" "Meat inspection?"

When I realized what the sitch was, I was creeped out. Even got a sales talk by the SSO. "Ah, come on Chuck, yeah she's only 16 but you guys are cute together."

Nah, thanks! but no thanks.
 
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Enthetan

Veteran of the Psychic Wars
When I realized what the sitch was, I was creeped out. Even got a sales talk by the SSO. "Ah, come on Chuck, yeah she's only 16 but you guys are cute together."
I'm curious as to why they were so eager to get her married at 16?

Was she a non-citizen, needing a citizen husband to get a visa? (I recall there was a lot of that at one point)

Were they concerned she would go "out 2D" if they didn't find a guy for her soon?

Do you have a theory?
 

Chuck J.

Ambassador Plenipotentiary from Bupwupistan
I'm curious as to why they were so eager to get her married at 16?

Was she a non-citizen, needing a citizen husband to get a visa? (I recall there was a lot of that at one point)

Were they concerned she would go "out 2D" if they didn't find a guy for her soon?

Do you have a theory?
No, they were US citizens.
All I remember is this girl and her Mother were around for a few weeks. Then they were gone. I think her Mom was a longtime $cn. and wanted to put the daughter in the SO, particularly in INCOMM. If I ever knew the facts re: them, I've forgotten.

I think the SSO wanted to get us hooked up so I would stay and the daughter would stay. Two birds.....one stone.

Why there was no pitch to have both of them there I do not know. Maybe there was? At that time it was a thing to have generational families in. More bodies. This was before the Mighty Midget's no kids dictum.

Even after graduating to an actual position, i.e. not being an expeditor, I used to do tons of un-related shit. One was picking new staff members at the airport. I seemed to be the guy for that. One time I went to pick up a family with 8 kids !

Truth is I LOVED getting out of the org and driving around Los Angeles, lol.
 
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Chuck J.

Ambassador Plenipotentiary from Bupwupistan
I'm curious as to why they were so eager to get her married at 16?

Was she a non-citizen, needing a citizen husband to get a visa? (I recall there was a lot of that at one point)

Were they concerned she would go "out 2D" if they didn't find a guy for her soon?

Do you have a theory?

Yes there was!
I drove more than one unlucky German to the airport to go to Vancouver, BC overnight because he couldn't get a 2d in the previous year and his visa ran out. That particular guy was shipped back to Hamburg after he got back to LA. FAIL! lol. I don't know what happened to the other guys.

We had quite a contingent of Germans at one point in time.
 

Karen#1

Well-known member
David Miscavige ordered that no RTC staff member could be married to a Sea Org member in a lower org than RTC.
This made the pool of prospects slim, because many in RTC were already married.

Remember, Miscavige deemed masturbation a crime and read out confessed masturbations to the entire crew to mock and humiliate the confessor.

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Enthetan

Veteran of the Psychic Wars
All I remember is this girl and her Mother were around for a few weeks. Then they were gone. I think her Mom was a longtime $cn. and wanted to put the daughter in the SO, particularly in INCOMM. If I ever knew the facts re: them, I've forgotten.
One guess is that if the girl was married, she wouldn't need a guardian, and would be a legal adult.
 
Yes there was!
I drove more than one unlucky German to the airport to go to Vancouver, BC overnight because he couldn't get a 2d in the previous year and his visa ran out. That particular guy was shipped back to Hamburg after he got back to LA. FAIL! lol. I don't know what happened to the other guys.

We had quite a contingent of Germans at one point in time.
Yes, I recall reading that because of this, Bruce Hines was rushed through OT 6, as he was one of only two Solo NOTs auditors who spoke fluent German.
 
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