Switzerland Debates Legalizing Incest

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Will incest become legal in Switzerland? Credit: Fabrice Coffrini, AFP/Getty Images


Swiss parliament may be giving a new meaning to the term "brotherly love." They have drafted a law that would repeal incest laws so that family members could have sex, if they so pleased.

Some claim incest laws are obsolete because there have only been three cases in the past three decades, The Telegraph reports.

Daniel Visher, a Green Party MP, is in favor of the law. "Incest is a difficult moral question, but not one that is answered by penal law," he told The Telegraph. Pun intended? We're not sure.

The Protestant People's Party and The Christian People's Party of Switzerland are on the opposite side, claiming incest should remain punishable. Who ever said Switzerland was neutral?

A spokesperson for The Protestant People's Party points out the obvious, "Murder is also quite rare in Switzerland but no one suggests that we remove that as an office from the statutes."

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