Separated at Birth, Twins Marry

British court annuls incestuous union
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2008 11:35 AM CST
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(Newser) – A British court has annulled the marriage of a couple who learned they were twins separated at birth, the Telegraph reports. Their identities and the specifics of their romance remain secret, but a member of the House of Lords who have access to the details said the siblings had felt an “inevitable attraction.”

The peer broached the topic during debate over a bill that would change disclosure laws, arguing in favor of giving adopted children access to their birth records. “There will be more cases like this if children are not given access to the truth,” said Lord Alton. "If you don't know you are biologically related to someone, you may become attracted to them and tragedies like this may occur."