Scottish parliament has to consider legalising incest due to loophole in the devolution agreement

Incest is currently punishable by up to two years in prison. The Scottish government will be forced to consider legalising incest because of a legal quirk. On Tuesday the parliament’s petition committee will have to consider a request lodged on Scottish government’s e-petition’s site calling for the legalisation of incest where both parties “are consenting adults over the age of 21”. The petition was submitted by a man named Richard Morris who lives in Australia. Under the terms of devolution, the Scottish parliament has to consider all petitions if the propose a change in the law. In the background information to his petition Mr Morris said the current block on ACI (Adult Consenting Incest) was based on “bigotry”.  Read More:  https://www.jewsnews.co.il/2018/03/01/scottish-parliament-has-to-consider-legalising-incest-due-to-loophole-in-the-devolution-agreement.html

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