Woman plans to marry her father after two years of dating
Posted: Jan 17, 2015 5:54 PM EDT Updated: Feb 14, 2015 5:54 PM EDT
FOX News — A teenager has revealed in an interview that she plans to marry her father and have children after dating for two years.The unnamed 18-year-old revealed in an interview with New York Magazine her romantic relationship of almost two years with her biological father after being estranged from him for 12 years.
In the interview, the girl also said the two plan on having children as well.
The teenager said her father reached out to her on Facebook when she was in high school and soon after, she went to stay with him for a week.
After the week together, the 18-year-old said they had sex and were dating a short time later.
“Everyone on my mom’s side of the family sees us as father and daughter,” she told the magazine. “Those who know that he’s my dad, and that we are engaged, include my father’s parents (they can see we are happy together and they can’t wait for us to have babies — they treat us just like any other couple), the woman we live with, and my best friend.”
After the wedding, the woman says they plan to move to New Jersey where adult incest is legal.
Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini [R-Monmouth] announced Wednesday that she’ll introduce legislation that bans adult incest in New Jersey — following a New York magazine article detailing a 18-year-old’s intent to move to the state so that she can live with her once-estranged father as a happily married couple.
Adult incest between consenting adults — both at least 18 years old — is currently legal in New Jersey. However, Angelini recently said in a news release, “Obviously, these types of relationships violate our acceptable moral standards and should be banned,” NJ.com reports.
According to NJ.com, “Her [Angelini] bill would make it illegal to marry or commit an act of sexual penetration with a blood relative including a parent or child, brother or sister (including half-siblings), uncle or aunt, or nephew or niece. The third-degree crime would carry a prison term of three to five years, and a fine of up to $15,000, or both.”
Angelini further notes in a statement, “Incestuous relationships create many ethical questions and are often times sexually abusive relationships blurred by the ‘consensual’ loophole,” NJ.com details.
The teen — from the Great Lakes region — and her 36-year-old father-fiance reconnected over Facebook two years ago and began a sexual relationship almost immediately. They are currently engaged, however, do not plan on making their marriage legally binding — New Jersey does not currently support incestuous marriages.
“Sexual relationships among adult relatives weren’t always legal in New Jersey. Incest was outlawed in New Jersey until 1979, when the state enacted a new criminal code that left a section planned for incest blank, according to Peter Gilbreth, a Morristown-based attorney who handles both criminal and family cases,” NJ.com further reports. “Under the old statute, incest was a crime that carried a maximum penalty of 15 years in state prison, Gilbreth said.”