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Another ‘Special Interest’?

Australian judge says incest may no longer be a taboo

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Judge in Australia says incest may no longer be a taboo and the only reason it is criminal is potential birth abnormalities, which can be solved by abortion

A judge in Australia has been criticised after saying incest may no longer be a taboo and that the community may now accept consensual sex between adult siblings.
Judge Garry Neilson, from the district court in the state of New South Wales, likened incest to homosexuality, which was once regarded as criminal and “unnatural” but is now widely accepted.
He said incest was now only a crime because it may lead to abnormalities in offspring but this rationale was increasingly irrelevant because of the availability of contraception and abortion.
“A jury might find nothing untoward in the advance of a brother towards his sister once she had sexually matured, had sexual relationships with other men and was now ‘available’, not having [a] sexual partner,” the judge said.
“If this was the 1950s and you had a jury of 12 men there, which is what you’d invariably have, they would say it’s unnatural for a man to be interested in another man or a man being interested in a boy.Those things have gone.”

I had some had concerns about multiple marriages following in the footsteps of gay marriage.  Some of those folks have surfaced judicially.  And the NAMBLA folks have also jumped on the bandwagon.
This is the the libertarian conundrum – if every human has rights, including minors, how much can the State infringe on those rights for the protection of all?
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I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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6 thoughts on “Another ‘Special Interest’?

  1. I think we are slowly seeing the breakdown of laws and societal norms that were based predominately on religious belief. Another reason Sharia will conflict with the rest of the world. As far as relations between adult siblings go, the Utah Superior (or supreme, etc) court ruled several years ago that it wasn’t a crime for adult relatives to have a sexual relationship. Their basis was the fact that they were adults, no compelling state interest etc. I think it resulted in the law being unenforceable, not deleted. I don’t think it was used very often.

    Posted by Matt | July 15, 2014, 7:47 am
  2. Anybody attracted to their sister is weird.

    Anybody attracted to my sister needs psychoanalysis.

    Posted by KM | July 15, 2014, 10:44 am
  3. This is the next goal line for progs working towards the degradation of moral behavior.
    they’ve pretty much exhausted the whole gay thing.

    Posted by kx59 | July 15, 2014, 6:16 pm

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