The state has a legitimate interest in protecting the welfare of children, and any children conceived in an incestuous relationship are at an elevated risk of having both major birth defects and other subtler physical defects.
The same is true of children whose parents are both Ashkenazi Jews.
You really want to go down that road?
To: John Locke
The views of marriage changed even in biblical times. For instance, Jacob married two sisters - a union forbidden by later legislation.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
posted on 08/29/2005 12:36:25 AM PDT
(In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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