Against Incest Laws

Why is incestuous sex specifically designated as an illegal act? We already have statutory rape laws and child protection laws. I suspect the legal aversion to incestuous intercourse is as much the ‘yuck factor’ as it was (and is in some places) for same-sex intercourse.

Tell me, why should incest between two consenting adults – I mean sex here, not State-sanctioned marriage – be illegal? This is no modest proposal: I’m serious. Let’s be consistent here.

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