Is there any legitimate reason for incest to be illegal?

Should incest remain illegal?

  • Yes

    Votes: 34 91.9%
  • No

    Votes: 3 8.1%

  • Total voters
    37
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PogChamp

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
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A friend brought this up today and after mulling it over I'm kind of at a loss. He said imagine a scenario where two first cousins are sterile and want to get married, should they be allowed to? I said since they're sterile and can't have kids I can't really think of a reason why not, but if they could have kids it should be illegal. But I may be missing something so what do you guys think?

And no, I'm not from Alabama
 

jaekeem

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,030
Even if two people were sterile, that’s too hard to enforce (marriage only subject to a sterility test?)

Blanket ban is easier to implement and for the betterment of the society gene pool
 

bulbasort

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
73
I don't think it's a good thing, but also locking people up for it is probably bad (obviously only referring to consensual interactions).
 

Daytak

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,224
Detroit, MI
Same reason murder is illegal, in the very nichr situations it can be justified, there's a hundred more situations ripe for abuse and worse.
 

Almagest

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Oct 28, 2017
1,044
Spain
What you are asking is if incest should be allowed under some very unique circumstances. I'd say no, cannibalism and incest are two of the biggest human taboos for a reason and normalizing one doesn't sound like a good idea to me, especially because eventually people would start demanding everybody should have the rights to it.
 

LL_Decitrig

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Oct 27, 2017
9,956
Sunderland
A friend brought this up today and after mulling it over I'm kind of at a loss. He said imagine a scenario where two first cousins are sterile and want to get married, should they be allowed to? I said since they're sterile and can't have kids I can't really think of a reason why not, but if they could have kids it should be illegal. But I may be missing something so what do you guys think?

And no, I'm not from Alabama
First cousins can marry. No it isn't incest even in most states of the US.
 
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