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.

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

  1. Johnny Appleseed | March 18, 2020 at 5:15 pm | Reply

    In my family some generations back, Three sets of brothers and sisters were neighbors their children were then double first cousins. one of those kids is back in my back ground, but 5 of the other double first cousins married and had children they say the children were slow other wise seemed fine, then when disease hit every one of the offspring passed on their immune was not strong enough to fight it off. May have been small pox or measles not sure. But something they could consider, what if this couple if they want more kids get doner eggs, or even doner sperm. Then the couple could have each other and future kids would have far less chance of being born with defects.

  2. Typical WP behavior..

  3. That’s sick, sick, sick! 🤯😱

  4. Another reason NJ is heading strainght to $#!t

  5. Vickie Shipley | November 26, 2019 at 9:33 pm | Reply

    This is against nature. Studies have shown that the offspring of first-degree relatives (individuals you share 50 percent of your genes with — your parents, children, and siblings) are forty percent more likely to be born with either autosomal recessive disorders, congenital physical malformations, or severe intellectual deficits. It is just not meant to be.

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