By Steve Osaka
A New Yorker on the verge of marrying his own adult offspring is suing to overturn the law prohibiting the incestuous practice terming it a matter of “individual autonomy”.
He has since remained anonymous as his request is viewed by the society as morally, socially and biologically repugnant as indicated in court papers.
The proposal was filed in the Manhattan Federal Court on April 1st by a biological parent and child.
Incest is a third – degree felony under New York law punishable by up to four years in prison, incestuous marriages are considered void with the spouses facing a fine and up to six months behind bars.
For a marriage license to be issued potential spouses are required to list their birth parents and confirm there are no legal impediments to the marriage.
The parent who seeks to walk down the aisle with the kid in New York City is pleading with the judge to declare the laws unconstitutional and unenforceable which is termed as “PAACNP” for “Parent and Adult Child Non-Procreationable” couples.
An NYU Law Professor, Sylvia Law said that, there are known cases of parents who are separated from their children in infancy only to reunite decades later and become romantic.
Eric Wrubel, a Manhattan family and matrimony law attorney gave his verdict as “It’s never gonna fly” meaning it was close to impossible.