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The European Court of Rights denied a German couple the right to incest. Is this decision reversible?

Asked by luigirovatti (2806points) July 23rd, 2021

The sentence arrived in 2012 for the couple Patrick Stuebing and Susan Karolewski. Full details can be found here:

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janbb's avatar

It certainly would appear not since the decision is still standing .

KNOWITALL's avatar

Doubtful. If you have to do it, don’t mess up your kids for life, that’s pretty much the point of it being illegal.

Maybe they need to move to Alabama where its legal.

kritiper's avatar

Since when does anyone ask someone else’s permission?
And who s going to check on them for compliance??

Poseidon's avatar

One of the main reasons why incestuous relations is illegal worldwide is because of the PROBABILITY that any children born from that relationship will have some form of physical disability and/or mental; disability.

This is the case for the brother and sister who you refer to. Two of their 4 children who were presumably born as a result of their relationship have disabilities.

There are parts o the world where incest is legal and a Search Engine search

I doubt it is likely that laws against incestuous relationships will be repealed in the near future and possibly never.

I personally think that this kind of relationship is terribly wrong and it is right that they remain illegal.

Loving a sibling or a mother or father is perfectly normal and natural but there is no need for this love to become a sexual one.

There are a few parts of the world where incest is legal and a Search Engine search will reveal them but even in some US States it is legal

elbanditoroso's avatar

The numbers are interesting.

In brother-sister relationships, the chance of disability or deformed children is as high as 40–50%, but the more distant the relationship – son -> aunt, daugghter -> 2nd cousin—the percentages go way down.

definitely not 0% chance of a problem, but more like 7–8%.

___ one article of many

The reason that there are laws is because the State (Germany in this case) doesn’t want to condone or encourage something that has a 50% chance of creating disabled children.

Frankly, incest is very dangerous; bestiality, on the other hand, doesn’t have the same risks.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@elbanditoroso But its animal abuse. If I see it mf’ers better run.

raum's avatar

Can the government make it illegal for people with disabilities to get married? If their offspring has a 50% of being disabled?

That’s moving into a grey area of eugenics.

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