Though Mr. Jeremy Irons may not realize it when he made his remarks appearing to link incest and same sex marriage, in fact the lawyer of a father accused of incest in the US has already gone down this track.
David Epstein’s lawyer has argued that his client’s consensual sexual relationship with his adult daughter could be seen in the same light as gay relationships. His client, a professor from Columbia University, has pled guilty to a misdemeanour charge of “attempted incest” last year.
This is from Epstein’s lawyer, Matthew Galluzzo, in The Huffington Post (December 15 2010):
“‘Academically, we are obviously all morally opposed to incest and rightfully so,’ Galluzzo said. ‘At the same time, there is an argument to be made in the Swiss case [the relatively recent Swiss legislative move to decriminalize incest] to let go what goes on privately in bedrooms.’”
“‘It’s OK for homosexuals to do whatever they want in their own home,” he said. “How is this so different? We have to figure out why some behavior is tolerated and some is not.’”
Though Jeremy Irons will no doubt be apologizing profusely to the gay community and the rest of the world for his hateful, offensive, despicable, homophobic remarks, in fact, he is on to something.
That gay marriage will be followed by the demand for poly (polyamory, many loves, often described as “consensual, ethical, and responsible non-monogamy”) marriage is another development most appear unaware of. In fact leaders of the Australian Greensparty have begun a political campaign for poly marriage.
The slippery slope is occurring before our eyes. Where is the outcry?