Should Incest Be Legal?

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    When the Supreme Court struck down Texas's law against sodomy in the summer of 2003, in the landmark gay rights case of Lawrence v. Texas, critics warned that its sweeping support of a powerful doctrine of privacy could lead to challenges of state laws that forbade such things as gay marriage and bigamy. "State laws against bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality, and obscenity are ... called into question by today's decision," wrote Justice Antonin Scalia, in a withering dissent he read aloud page by page from the bench.

    Should Incest Be Legal? - TIME
     
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    Consentual incest of adults IS legal in most places to a degree. The only real punishable offense involving incest is when it is shown that one of the partners was a child when it started.
     
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    Incest is a family value, too.
     
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    it's all relative, IMO.
     
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    ...if it was good enough for my father, it's good enough for me.

     
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    They say that vice is nice but incest is best.
     
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    Is that an isolated question or are you trying to trap people in the slippery-slope theory? It all depends on where you draw the line. Some states consider people to be adults at a certain age. Others consider the age of maturity to be at a different age. We allow people to smoke cigarettes but not marijuana. I don’t believe in the slippery-slope theory when it comes to sociology. The question is not whether or not to draw the line. Sometimes it must be drawn. The question is where to draw the line.

    Anyway, I’m undecided about the question of legalizing incest. My concern comes from a genetics perspective. Children born of incest have a stronger chance of having genetic abnormalities than do children not born of incest. I would have to read more on the consequences of incest on children to reach a yes-no decision. The subject might be approached more strongly by our legislature and courts if and when there is a stronger popular outcry by those involved and/or concerned. I don’t see that happening to any significant degree right now.
     
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    If marriage were only for breeding purposes, which granted, that's what it is too some, I would be opposed but still would not say outlaw it.
     
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    My message to those fathers who are lusting after your own daughter, please think thrice because you're destroying their life. Unless your daughter loves you so much so that she seduces you, then i got nothing to say. I rather my daughter being grateful to me for bring her up and respect me for my teachings. I will let her be proud of me and proud of our family. We should never betray their trust upon us. Self respect is the word.

    I shall be a role model or even an idol to them :)

    PS: immoral sex like incest weakens the mind and body, this negative cycle feeds upon itself. They are so many flashers, molesters and rapists around, legalizing incest will surely be subject to abuse and this group of sex predators will have a good excuse to legitimize their pervert thoughts. Even if the age of consent is 18,the perverted father will tell his 13 year old daughter:" look, age is just a number, most important is you consent ".Countries that legalize incest should review the law.

    PSS: Once a good and caring father, due to the change of law, he may think "Wow, i can now fuck my daughter". This good father may initially seek her consent. But after being rejected, he will apply tremendous pressure on her. Due to him being the main authority or sole bread winner, the daughter will be in a very vulnerable position and will give in to his demands eventually in return for "better treatment". This good father of the past will turn into a perverted monster.

    Eventually, all fathers and grandfathers will turn into perverts.

    Conclusion: Therefore i strongly condemn any countries legalizing incest. This violates human rights and is immoral. However, i support the maximum penalty for consensual incest to be half that of non consensual (eg.6 years versus 12 years).Hence, the evidence given by both parties will determine whether its consensual or not. If its consensual, the daughter will be punished according to the law too. This will make both parties responsible for their deeds. Otherwise, just deny it or better still, keep it a secret!

    The good thing about this is fathers can ask their daughter:” do you agree to have sex with me? If you agree, just keep it a secret between us and deny anyone who accuse you of incest, otherwise we will both end up in jail.” At the same time, daughters are still well protected by the law.

    Two wrongs don’t make a right.
     
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    Wow ... someone who gets my whole position on the subject, and who actually words it better than I can. Kudos.
     
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