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‘Individual Autonomy’: Parent Seeking To Marry Adult Child Sues To Overturn NY Anti-Incest Laws
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A parent who wants to marry his or her adult child is suing to overturn New York’s laws against incest for the sake of “individual autonomy.”

The person who filed the lawsuit chose to remain anonymous because they seek the legal right to “an action that a large segment of society views as morally, socially and biologically repugnant,” according to court papers filed earlier this month in Manhattan Federal Court and 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 further argued.

The filing, which is intentionally vague regarding the parties involved, specified that “the proposed spouses” are adults, a biological parent and child, and unable to procreate together.

As the New York Post further reported:

The parent wants to walk down the aisle in New York City, and is asking a judge to declare the laws unconstitutional and unenforceable in their case, which the lawsuit dubs “PAACNP” for “Parent and Adult Child Non-Procreationable” couples.

“Parent-and-adult-child couples for whom procreation is either virtually or literally impossible can aspire to the transcendent purposes of marriage and seek fulfillment in its highest meaning,” the forebear argues, claiming it would “diminish their humanity” if they were unable to tie the knot with the kid they conceived.

Incest is a third-degree felony in New York and punishable with up to four years in prison. Incestuous marriages are considered void and potentially subject to a fine and jail time.

Eric Wrubel, who is a family and matrimonial law attorney in Manhattan, doubts incest will ever catch on culturally, telling the Post, “It’s never gonna fly.”

“The closest you can come is Woody Allen, and that wasn’t his daughter, it was an adopted child whom he never adopted and it still turns people’s stomachs,” Wrubel added.

Even so, some far-left publications have dared to wade into normalizing sexual deviancy such as pedophilia and incest. As The Daily Wire’s Amanda Prestigiacomo commented back in 2016:

The Leftist media’s crusade to strip away stigmas from all damaging behavior has hit new lows over the last year; first Salon heinously tried to normalize pedophilia and now The Telegraph is doing the same with incest.

The Leftist publication argues that feelings of “Genetic Sexual Attraction” (GSA) are actually quite “normal” and should not be judged. Above all else, we must be tolerant — the Left’s only “moral” standard.

The Telegraph’s Charlotte Gill exploits the recent disturbing tabloid “relationship” between Kim West, a 51-year-old and her son. West initially gave up her son for adoption but upon reuniting 30 years later, her “motherly love” took a nosedive into the deep end: The couple “fell in love” and are now looking to get marriage and have children.

Related: The Latest Media Push: INCEST. Seriously.

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