If you have kids, there’s a high probability you’ve never considered marrying them.
If you’re presently in defiance of those odds, you might just live in New York.
And you may be the subject of this article.
As reported by the New York Post, an adult in The Empire State is doing something very Darth Vader. Evidently, they want to rule the universe with their child.
Except I don’t mean purely platonically.
As it turns out, some grown man or woman is suing for the right to put a ring on their offspring.
Such action attempts to overturn laws against incestuous unions in favor of “individual autonomy.”
The April 1st Manhattan federal court filing tries to use the Force as follows:
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.
Documents denote neither the age nor sex of the parties involved.
However, papers do point out that “the proposed spouses are adults.”
And if you were wondering:
[They] are biological parent and child. The proposed spouses are unable to procreate together.
Even so, the wing-clip of a warrant could turn the lovebirds into jailbirds.
While they may be guilty of Love in the First Degree, incest is a third-degree felony under New York law.
Punishment packs the potential of four years in the pen.
As for incestuous marriage, any knot-tie is considered null. Participants may face fines as well as six months in the slammer.
According to the Clerk’s Office, marriage licenses in all five city boroughs require confirmation of “no legal impediments to the marriage.”
However, NYP notes a bit of past permissiveness:
In 2014, a state appeals court unanimously approved a case involving a woman married to her mother’s half-brother, noting the genetic relationship was the equivalent of first cousins. But even that ruling cited “the almost universal horror” with which a parent-child marriage is viewed.
Speaking of, the parental unit in the would-be match made
in heav on Maury understands that aligning ancestry and amoure isn’t exactly universally embraced.
Court papers indicate the filing party prefers anonymity due to what “a large segment of society views as morally, socially and biologically repugnant.”
More from the Post:
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.
The pair at issue in the suit haven’t yet sought a license.
Let’s hope it’s all an April Fool’s joke.
It may very well be.
That being said, in the arena of romance, we’re breaking barriers at breakneck speed:
Billy Sings the Blues: A Polyamorous Lover Waxes on the Difficulties of Quarantine With His Girlfriend and Her Boyfriend https://t.co/1HqufdhFnN
— RedState (@RedState) March 20, 2020
The American Psychological Association Creates a Task Force to Promote Polyamorous Relationships
— RedState (@RedState) July 12, 2019
The Future of Family? A Woman in Florida Awaits Her First Baby – With One of Her Four Committed Boyfriends. But Not the Fiancé https://t.co/L3gprgVLlr
— RedState (@RedState) December 7, 2019
The case in New York is an interesting one.
It aligns with our cultural evolution in more ways than one.
After all, as we appear to be progressively informed, everything — including romance…
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