“Consensual Incest” Should Be Decriminalized, Advocates Say By Kathianne Boniello
The parent wants the law to be declared unconstitutional and unenforceable in their case, which he calls “PAACNP” or “Parent and Adult Child Non-Procreationable” couples.
The New York Post came under fire after providing two pro-incest-decriminalization activists with a platform to share their views that parents should be able to marry their children so long as it is “consensual.”
April 17, 2021
Consensual incest advocates are rooting for an anonymous New York parent (Link): who wants to marry their own adult child.
Australian Richard Morris, who is pushing to change incest laws in about 60 countries, said he supports the legal push in Manhattan Federal Court and that such behavior between consenting adults “should not be criminalized.”
He and other advocates have launched about 130 petitions, mostly on change .org, seeking to change incest laws around the world. Most have received little support.
….Morris was inspired to fight for those in consenting incestual relationships, he said, after learning about a Scottish case in which a long-separated father and daughter were reunited, started an affair and were then criminally convicted.
Fighting for true “marriage equality” is “the right thing to do, isn’t it?” Morris said.
“It seems to be as unjust as the law that used to imprison gay people, and the law that used to stop people of different races marrying,” he added.
Keith Pullman, who runs (Link): the blog Full Marriage Equality, also cheered on the New York lawsuit.
A parent has filed a lawsuit in New York seeking to overturn laws barring incestuous practice so that they can marry their adult child.
The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court on 1 April, and is asking for a judge to declare incest laws “unconstitutional” so that a parent can marry their offspring in a New York City ceremony, according to documents obtained by the New York Post.
“Through the enduring bond of marriage, two persons, whatever relationship they might otherwise have with one another, can find a greater level of expression, intimacy and spirituality,” the parent argued in the filing.
The lawsuit has kept the identities of both parties vague, with the genders, ages, address and names of both the parent and adult child currently unknown.
The parent wrote in the court papers that they decided to stay anonymous because their request is “an action that a large segment of society views as morally, socially and biologically repugnant”.