If ‘Love is Love’ Why Can’t a Mother Marry Her Adult Son? | The Stream

We’ve heard it for years now. “Love is love. I have the right to marry the one I love. Love wins.” Well, if these slogans are true, why can’t a mother marry her adult son? Why is that wrong?

If two grown men or two grown women can marry each other, why can’t a grown mother and son have a consensual, loving relationship?

Isn’t it bigoted and discriminatory to say that consensual homosexual love should be recognized by the law while consensual incestuous love is rightly criminalized? How can you support the one and condemn the other?

Already in 2007, Time magazine raised the question, “Should Incest Be Legal?” The article noted that critics of the Supreme Court’s Lawrence v. Texas ruling in 2003, which struck down Texas’ anti-sodomy law, argued that the ruling would lead to attempts to legalize same-sex “marriage” and polygamy. “It turns out,” Time observed, “that the critics were right,” adding that plaintiffs were now “using Lawrence to challenge laws against incest.”

Why not? If the relationship is adult and consensual, especially if the relationship does not produce children who could have genetic defects, then what’s wrong with adult, consensual incest? Love is love! […]

Source: If ‘Love is Love’ Why Can’t a Mother Marry Her Adult Son? | The Stream

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