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Why do Mormons allow divorce if Jesus said that divorce is not allowed except for fornication?

Summary: It is my understanding that Jesus taught divorce was not acceptable unless fornication had occured. (Matthew 5:31-32) Why does the LDS church allow divorce when not for this reason? Shouldn't these people either be disfellowshipped or excommunicated? Why does the church permit re-marrying?