New Jersey brother and sister allowed to marry after 10-year-long court battle

A New Jersey brother and sister have won the right to marry after a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States.

In a 5-to-4 ruling, five judges unanimously granted the appeal by James Banes, 41, and Victoria Banes, 38, today after a ten-year-long battle. 

The overjoyed pair said they did it for the ‘millions of Americans who have consensual incestuous relationships and who are living in fear’ and blasted the Government for wasting taxpayers’ money fighting their challenge.

“Incest has been practiced by humans since the dawn of time. If Adam and Eve hadn’t done it, the human race would not be here today,” James Banes told reporters after his historic victory.

The Banes family lawyer, Julianne Grey, argued that criminalizing incestuous marriage while first-cousin marriage was legal in the state of New Jersey was a nonsensical and discriminatory measure.

“Why am I allowed to bang my cousin but not my sister? It just doesn’t make any sense,” James Banes criticized outside of court.

The couple that was currently facing up to 15 years in jail said that they were now planning to start a large family and enjoy their newly found freedom.

“We’ve always dreamed of having a big family, now this dream will become a reality” added Victoria Banes, who also told reporters she is pregnant and expecting twins.

Previously, New Jersey state laws only allowed first-cousin marriages but since the landmark ruling, New Jersey is now the only state in the country to also allow incestuous marriages.

6 Comments on "New Jersey brother and sister allowed to marry after 10-year-long court battle"

  1. I feel for the kids they will have. When I went to college there was a family that had a home right next to our campus. It was a brother and sister in an incestuous relationship. They had seven or eight kids and of those kids two were stunted in growth and two were profoundly retarded. There house was an embarrassment to the college and when the family finally accepted an offer from the college to sell the house. The college razed it to the ground and paved it over to get rid of all traces.

  2. Are they not concerned about the deformations that can and will happen to their kids? This is not right at all. They are selfish and ignorant.

  3. Don't worry about it | November 18, 2019 at 8:26 pm | Reply

    Just NASTY!!! They’ll be screwing their kids too!!!🤷‍♀️

  4. Why would anyone want to have sex with a family member. Just disgusting! If this was normal then their kids would come out normal.

  5. this of course sets the precedent that makes incest marriage legal in New jersey..does it not?

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