Jeremy Irons: Gay Marriage Could Lead to Legal Incest
Why couldn't a father then marry a son, he wonders
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2013 9:09 AM CDT
British actor Jeremy Irons poses on the Red Carpet at the premiere of the movie 'Night Train to Lisbon' in Bern, Switzerland, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.   (AP Photo/Keystone,Marcel Bieri)

(Newser) – Jeremy Irons has some interesting ideas about gay marriage. If it's legalized, then "could a father not marry his son?" the Academy Award-winning actor asked in a Huffington Post interview. Sure, incest would presumably still be illegal, but in Irons' view, "it's not incest between men. Incest is there to protect us from inbreeding, but men don't breed." In this hypothetical future, fathers could marry their sons in order to skirt taxes when passing on their estates to their sons-turned-husbands. Irons says he doesn't "have a strong feeling either way," although he also worries that gay marriage might "debase" marriage.

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Pointy01
Apr 6, 2013 10:27 AM CDT
Now here we do have a conundrum as for instance Sodomy is Illegal yet 'Gay' marriage in order to work encourages Sodomy. Certainly the only sexual manner by which A.I.D.S. was passed on was by one Man inserting his penis into another Man's Anus, there are of course other ways by which this disease can be passed on/transmitted. I care not whether 'gay' marriage is declared to be legal or Not, but in my opinion if it is declared legal then it will inevitably Debase the notion of a marriage between a man & a Woman.
ZAXXON
Apr 5, 2013 9:54 AM CDT
Any thinking individual knows marriage is a sham and its origins hint at slavery No one leaves alive ..enjoy your life before you expire
sbeach
Apr 5, 2013 8:19 AM CDT
What an ass. Does traditional marriage support mothers marrying their sons? Or fathers marrying their daughters? This is idiotic.