It is Legal to marry your parent in New Jersey

Calgary, Alberta
July 15, 2016 3:34am CST
I just found this news about this 18 year old girl who met her father for the first time after 12 years. While she is trying to build her relationship her dad she ends up falling in love with him and seduced him. Now they wanted to move to New Jersey to get married because Adult incest is legal there. Her Parents were separated and she reunited with her dad when she turned 18. Instead of feeling fatherly love to her dad though she felt sexual attraction. I know 18 is considered an Adult but she is still a naive little kid because she is pretty much unaware what is she about to enter. Her Grandparent's on the father side are supportive of their relationship and wanted them to have children. These are links to her interviews: http://jezebel.com/this-interview-with-a-woman-dating-her-father-will-haun-1679768194
The 18-year-old said her plans to marry her biological father and have children with him follows a near two-year love affair.
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• United States
15 Jul 16
Yuck Yuck Yuck Yuck Yuck. Sadly this isn't the first time I've heard of this. I guess it's legal there but I don't know. I HOPE she's happy forever, otherwise she'll regret the decision and well... that might ruin her.
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• Calgary, Alberta
15 Jul 16
News like this makes me wish 21 should be the age to consider a person an adult because teenagers do a lot of stupid decisions. The dad here is to blame.He is the adult figure here and he let this happen.
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• United States
15 Jul 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker I am even more appaled that you say the grandparents are okay with this! This is just... it's wrong on so many levels.
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• Calgary, Alberta
15 Jul 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I felt bad for the mom because she is not aware that her ex-husband and her daughter are dating.
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@MALUSE (41149)
• Germany
15 Jul 16
This is too weird for words. Don't they know that their children will very likely be ill?
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• Calgary, Alberta
15 Jul 16
The girl thinks that a baby born out of incest will only have high blood pressure. The girl said she lost her virginity to her dad.
@MALUSE (41149)
• Germany
15 Jul 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker What the girl thinks isn't important. Aren't there any legal and medical people to enlighten her?
• Calgary, Alberta
15 Jul 16
@MALUSE I am sure there are people who would tell her that but e know teenagers do foolish things. her mom is not aware of this.
@Inlemay (16654)
• South Africa
15 Jul 16
this is really sick and society should not allow it
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• Calgary, Alberta
15 Jul 16
Even I was shocked it is legal. I heard these happens a lot in families didnt grow up together.
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@Inlemay (16654)
• South Africa
15 Jul 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker that is shocking to know of New Jersey - its a religious immorality !
• Calgary, Alberta
15 Jul 16
@Inlemay Even science is againts it too intentional creation of deformed babies is a punishment to the baby.
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@sofssu (14458)
15 Jul 16
I feel sick to the stomach.. the girl is a teenager but the father is also party to this decision.
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• Calgary, Alberta
15 Jul 16
He is the mature one so he should know what is write and what is wrong.
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@xFiacre (4552)
• Ireland
15 Jul 16
@captainalbertwhisker I was quite enjoying my day till I read this. I totally blame the "father" - he at least should show some responsibility.
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• Calgary, Alberta
15 Jul 16
Yeah he took advantage of his daugher's weakness, He could have refused when she tried to seduce him.
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@zarlamain (25196)
• United States
15 Jul 16
This shouldn't be legal. Why would the government allow it to be legal? Just doesn't make sense.
• Calgary, Alberta
16 Jul 16
Let's say some law makers wanted to be ground breaking and original and this is the law they came out with.
@zarlamain (25196)
• United States
16 Jul 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker This isn't ground breaking or original. Just plain disgusting.
• Calgary, Alberta
16 Jul 16
@zarlamain better healthcare and educaion programs would have been better than legal incest.
@else34 (13606)
• New Delhi, India
15 Jul 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker,It's disgusting.How can incest be legally allowed?
• Calgary, Alberta
15 Jul 16
I remember majority of children with genetically diseases are born out of cousin marriages. We know this case is worst than a cousin marriage. Marrying animals is legal in some countries too.
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@else34 (13606)
• New Delhi, India
15 Jul 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker I,too,have read that children born out of incest may be susceptible to genetic diseases.
• Calgary, Alberta
15 Jul 16
@else34 I wont even consider dating a cousin, I can't believe there is a parent who will do this. If his daughter seduced him, he could have refused.
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@simone10 (21655)
• Louisville, Kentucky
23 Jul 16
Ewwwww, that is disgusting! That is just wrong on so many levels.
• Calgary, Alberta
23 Jul 16
I am really shocked the lawmakers in New jersey decided to make such thing legal.
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@simone10 (21655)
• Louisville, Kentucky
24 Jul 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker So am I. I think they need to take a look at this law again.
• Calgary, Alberta
24 Jul 16
@simone10 BTW adult incest is illegal in your state, People will be fined 530 thousand dollars if they were guilty. The guilty people will also be jailed for 5 years. In new Jersey it is Legal as long as you are over 16 years old.
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@youless (92275)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Jul 16
I don't know what to say about this news since it doesn't make a sense. And it makes me feel uncomfortable for a father get married with his daughter. Perhaps they can get married but they can't have children because it is easy to have abnormal babies.
• Calgary, Alberta
18 Jul 16
They don't even care if what they do is wrong. I am also shocked that there is a place in the world where something like this can be legal. They should not be allowed to have children for sure. Also What if the father also considered dating his child/grandchild when it grow up.
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@youless (92275)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Jul 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker In fact this news is somewhat sick. I don't understand why it can be legal. At least this should be happened secretly. I still have a big doubt whether it is official.
• Calgary, Alberta
19 Jul 16
@youless It is official, She is not one of the first ones that admits to it. It is seen as taboo by Americans but some Lawmakers in Alabama and New Jersey managed to make incest legal. Cousin marriages caused a lot of deformed babies, Just imagine how much more deformed it would be if the incest is between parent and child. SIbling incest is the worst one though because the blood relation is 100 percent. I have a feeling more incestuous people will move to New Jersey. This news already have video footage but I remember Youtube is banned in China.... Is dailymotion banned in China? I might be able to find news clips there.
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@much2say (39621)
• United States
21 Jul 16
I've heard stories like this happening, but no matter what the circumstances are, blood is blood and that doesn't sound right. I don't know how anyone could even consider having a relationship like that with their parent - .
@much2say (39621)
• United States
22 Jul 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker Even though I can understand that to a point, I can never accept that, you know what I mean? I am surprised the grandfather would be supportive of such a relationship too.
• Calgary, Alberta
23 Jul 16
@much2say Her dad's parents thinks they were a cute couple according to her. GSA can actually be treated by psychologist. They have that option but they prefer inbreeding. I remember Donald Trump saying he will date Ivanka if she is not his daughter...I wonder if he considers moving to New Jersey now.
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@much2say (39621)
• United States
23 Jul 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker Cute? Oh my gawd what are they thinking?? Ew - I hadn't heard that Trump said that - another reason to respect him, not!
@SIMPLYD (80388)
• Philippines
15 Jul 16
It's so sad , that those wrong things are now being considered as legal .
• Calgary, Alberta
15 Jul 16
We actually have cases of sibling incest and cousins incest here but they were not allowed to marry. If Incest should be legal, I believe the couple should be neutered so they wont be able to have babies.
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@SIMPLYD (80388)
• Philippines
17 Jul 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker I have a cosusin who eloped with his cousin. They had 4 children, all of which have now graduated in college and were all normal. Though, every time the wife gives birth before, they are worried that the baby might have abnormality . But they cannot get married though .
• Calgary, Alberta
18 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD For now the children seemed normal but eventually they will have genetic problems. Sometimes the harm of incest attacks a generation later.
@marguicha (97048)
• Chile
27 Apr
OMG!!! I didn´t know incest was legal in any western country at least. I don´t know what to say about relationships, but there should be a strong law against having children. They are not guilty of this.
• Calgary, Alberta
27 Apr
BTW this marriage ends up in murder. The dad killed his daughter wife.
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@marguicha (97048)
• Chile
27 Apr
• Calgary, Alberta
27 Apr
@marguicha She decided to leave her dad and her dad killed her and her brother/son
• Philippines
18 Jul 16
The only thing I can see here is trouble...and more of it. Granted that she didn't know her father, I don't think it's an excuse to think that you could marry him. I mean, there was a reason why incest is not allowed and frowned up regardless of the circumstances of that family. I just hope some people will see the consequences of such actions before they regret anything.
• Calgary, Alberta
18 Jul 16
There are too many negatives and it has no positive at all. It is one thing opposed both by science and religion. Those 2 usually disagree but both were againts incest for all its harm
• Philippines
22 Jul 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker I agree that there are more disadvantages to count compared to the advantages (if there is any at all). I can understand if some people will be doing this out of love and feelings but this is just a mystery for me to happen.
• Calgary, Alberta
22 Jul 16
@jeanneyvonne the only advantage is that the money stays with the family.
@skysnap (17877)
15 Jul 16
Marrying parent? that's creepy. I am not in favor of incest.
• Calgary, Alberta
15 Jul 16
I wont even consider dating cousins and this one is much more worst.
@skysnap (17877)
15 Jul 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker yes relations within family should be supportive and not close to intimacy. for some reason even marrying cousins can be mental burden.
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• Calgary, Alberta
15 Jul 16
@skysnap it is accepted in some cultures though but it causes inbred children with abnormalities and disease.
15 Jul 16
this world is full of surprises. lol
• Calgary, Alberta
15 Jul 16
this one is a disgusting surprise.
15 Jul 16
• Philippines
20 Jul 16
Im sure people would consider it a fantasy come true. But in reality, such should stay in the fantasy and never make it into a reality. he ruined his daughters future, that's what happened here.
• Calgary, Alberta
20 Jul 16
If didnt know her life is ruined yet because she is so young, Yes she did the first move but her father is the older figure who is suppose to be more responsible and mature, he should have declined.
• Shillong, India
18 Jul 16
I think Its not good idea ti marry to her own father
• Calgary, Alberta
18 Jul 16
She is a dumb teenager so she doesnt care about the harm it can cause.
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@jstory07 (68142)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Jul 16
I am not sure if you should marry your own father or not. I do hope they will be happy.
• Calgary, Alberta
16 Jul 16
Just imagine all the bullying their children will experience.
@JESSY3236 (6743)
• United States
15 Jul 16
That's sick and sad. She should know better.
• Calgary, Alberta
15 Jul 16
this is like a different level of daddy issues.
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@topffer (34535)
• France
15 Jul 16
I did not knew that there was a place in the world where a father could marry his daughter. Incest between adults is not a crime in my country, but marriage is forbidden, except between cousins. Looking at our law I learn that a widow can marry a child of the spouse, if the child is from a previous marriage, with an authorization of our President. It looks like incest to me, although there is no consanguinity in this case.
• Calgary, Alberta
15 Jul 16
I think the only way something like this should be allowed to be legal is if the man gets a vasectomy and the women gets ligated. Neutering them is the best way to prevent . I remember there is this Hollywood director who married his step daughter. here, Muslims can marry their cousins but it is illegal for Christians .
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