What used to be inconceivable seems to be the new norm as consensual incest advocates are hoping that a parent from New York who wants to marry their child is allowed.
Richard Morris from Australia supports the legal push in Manhattan Federal Court to see that incest laws are changed and says such behavior between consenting adults “should not be criminalized.” Morris has been advocating for change to incest laws in roughly 60 countries.
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.
“We haven’t moved any mountains yet,” he told The Post.
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 the blog Full Marriage Equality, also cheered on the New York lawsuit.
“It is absurd to say that an adult can’t consent to marry their parent. That same adult can be sent to war, take on six or seven figures of debt, operate heavy machinery, be sentenced to death by a federal court, and consent to sex with five strangers (and marriage with one of them) but can’t consent to marry someone they love?” he told The Post.