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    B1101 – Incest Decriminalisation Bill 2017, ByronicHero (seconded by joecphillips MP)
    Incest Decriminalisation Bill 2017


    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    1. Incest

    (1) For the purposes of this bill incest is defined as sex, whether heterosexual or homosexual, between a person of at least 16 years of age and their parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, sibling, half-sibling, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece, who are also age 16 or above.
    (2) Such actions are no longer an offence.

    2. Commencement, short title and extent

    (1) This may be cited as the Incest Decriminalisation Act 2017
    (2) This act shall extend to England; and
    (3) Shall come into force immediately following Royal Assent; and
    (4) Shall be provided to the Welsh Assembly Government for their consideration; and
    (5) Subject to changes made by the National Assembly for Wales; and
    (6) Subject to an affirmative vote shall come into force immediately following Royal Assent.

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    It is against our culture, our way of life

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    Well this is a nonsense argument. Rights for women would once have been described exactly the same way, as would rights for slaves or racial equality. Something being prevalent does not logically equate to it being right and such arguments are completely out of place in a progressive society. We used to think homosexuality was a sexually deviant practice; that something is taboo is absolutely no argument for its continued illegality.


    If they have children, those children could suffer

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    The fact is they don't have to have children and the fact that sex can lead to pregnancy and that the baby could be at a very slight higher risk of being born with complications is no argument against legalization. The same logic would make it illegal for anyone with hereditary illnesses to have a child. It is an unfortunate consequence, but is entirely insufficient to curtail a person's freedoms in this way
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    I'm against this for religious reasons

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    Fine, but who are you to impose your religiously based beliefs on other people? Religion has absolutely no place in the legal system of a modern country. It can guide your personal choices but a wall should exist, and exist strongly, between the church (taken to represent all religion) and the state. This is, obviously, a complete non-argument.



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    Surely no other bill would be able to test the mettle of this House's liberal soul better than this. :laugh:
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    Tell me, what is the current punishment for committing incest?
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    I'm going to need to take a minute to process this...
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    (Original post by LifeIsFine)
    I'm going to need to take a minute to process this...
    Prsom. The potential leader of the newly proposed TSR Libertarian Party is, it would seem, re-introducing himself to the House.
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    I support this;

    I personally think that it's a degenerate act and don't condone it at all (it's distgusting in fact), but two consenting adults having sex shoudn't be illegal, that's draconian.
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    what
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    Nay. Absolute nay. Symptomatic of mental health issues, not something to be accepted socially.

    Also a family member will always be in a 'position of trust' so this brings up ethical issues.
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    (Original post by Connor27)
    I support this;

    I personally think that it's a degenerate act and don't condone it at all (it's distgusting in fact), but two consenting adults having sex shoudn't be illegal, that's draconian.
    Well, until you look at the result.
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    Nay. We should not be supporting such immoral acts. Incest is not something you are born with.
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    O...k...

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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Prsom. The potential leader of the newly proposed TSR Libertarian Party is, it would seem, re-introducing himself to the House.
    Indeed; I would say that I am scared for future bills and motions but if they follow in the same vein as this one then they will all fail.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Well, until you look at the result.
    Whats to stop them using contraception or getting an abortion?
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    Aye, why should the state say who sleeps with who?
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    (Original post by Connor27)
    Whats to stop them using contraception or getting an abortion?
    And when they don't?
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    (Original post by frankielogue)
    Nay. We should not be supporting such immoral acts. Incest is not something you are born with.
    As a self described libertarian socialist (you even have the anarcho-syndicalist flag as your avatar) I find that very hypocritical.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    And when they don't?
    A child with a severe disability is born, and that is the responsibility of the parents, they are all aware that that is the result of unprotected incestual sex...
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    (Original post by isuckedthepope)
    Stupid inbred!
    Thanks for that contribution dear.
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    Ehhh a bit strange but meh, might as well.
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    (Original post by Connor27)
    Thanks for that contribution dear.
    Only an inbred would condone such disgusting act!
 
 
 
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