Argus Posted September 25, 2018 Report Share Posted September 25, 2018 I came across an article in the Washington Post the other day, and it posed the above question. Should incest be against the law? And bear in mind we're not speaking about children. Sex with children is against the law regardless of familial ties. We're talking here of consensual adult sex. Should sex between a brother and sister or uncle and niece of parent and child be illegal? Right now, the law in Canada calls for up to 14 years in prison, which I think is ridiculous. Where one of the members of the relationship is under 18 it calls for a minimum five years in prison, which I also think is ridiculous. It allows for an 18 year old brother to have consensual sex with a 17 year old sister and get 5 years in prison. Should incest be treated so severely or should it be a much more minor crime as long as both parties consented an there was no abuse? https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/01/23/adult-incest-and-the-law/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b5207b7fcea9 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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