Sticky Subject: Should incest be illegal?
I know what you think: "What the fuck?"
But someone in a different forum I regularly visit made a point that rarely governments regulate any other form of sexual relationship and when they do the public usually frowns upon it, especially liberal people. For example, sodomy laws were just awful and unfair.
We also do not usually restrict other people from having sex where possibly birth defects might happen and we do not fault these people when they bear children with birth defects. In fact, we are mostly encouraged to show the most compassion for parents who try to give a decent life to children with disabilities.
After some thought I have come to the following conclusion: While I highly discourage sexual relationships within blood relatives, I can not muster up a case involving consenting adults that is consistent with my other moral beliefs where I would be able to declare incest something that should be illegal.