A New Jersey Court has approved the act of incest, plumbing depravity to a new depth in the United States.
Incest is human sexual activity between family members or close relatives, typically including sexual activity between people in consanguinity (blood relations), and sometimes those related by affinity (marriage, adoption etc)
Most modern societies have laws regarding incest or social restrictions on closely consanguineous marriages
Today’s Echo gathers that in New Jersey and Rhode Island, incest between consenting adults (16 or over for Rhode Island, 18 or over for New Jersey) is not a criminal offence, though marriage is not allowed in either state.
Following reports of an 18-year-old woman who planned to marry her own father and move to New Jersey where “incest is legal,” New Jersey Assemblywoman Pat Angelini has said she will introduce legislation to ban adult incest in New Jersey, according to NJ.com.
This comes in response to a flurry of media reports that noted sexual relationships between consenting, closely related adults is legal in the state.
“Obviously, these types of relationships violate our acceptable moral standards and should be banned,” Angelini said in a news release.
Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick told NJ Advance Media he expected the legislature to take up the issue in the near future.
“Any time you learn a father and daughter plan to get married, that has to be unacceptable,” Bramnick said. “It would appear to be against anything that’s acceptable in New Jersey.”
Angelini’s bill would make it illegal to marry or commit an act of sexual penetration with a blood relative. The crime would carry a prison term of three to five years and a fine of up to $15,000.
Incest was outlawed in New Jersey until 1979, when the state enacted a new criminal code that left a section planned for incest blank, NJ.com reported.
It is currently illegal in New Jersey for an adult to have sex with a closely related 16-year-old or 17-year-old.