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droo February 11th, 2014 6:39pm

Are you in favor of banning marriage between two consenting adults who are related because their children will almost certainly be genetically defected?

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jvc1133 61535
02/12/14 6:07 pm

Under today's standards human or breathing is not necessary

violence Pretty hate machine
02/11/14 3:26 pm

IDGAF if they have defective children. I hardly see that as being different from most children in this country.

jmw7477 Indiana
02/11/14 1:28 pm

Just because a couple gets married, it doesn't mean they're going to have kids.

IMO atoms, space, opinion
02/11/14 1:11 pm

According to a study published in the Journal of Genetic Counseling, the typical risk of serious birth defects in children is 2.6%. For first cousins it's 4.6% and for the child of siblings the odds are only 9-11%.

IMO atoms, space, opinion
02/11/14 1:12 pm

Many groups have much worse odds of having children with birth defects, such as smokers, drinkers, women over 40, people with a family history of cancer, workers in risky industries, hemophiliacs, drug users, etc.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/11/14 12:19 pm

Not for that reason alone. Imagining a scenario where the two do not have a broad worldview, to pair them together would not be of benefit to either.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
02/11/14 12:45 pm

YES! This is the best, both informative and entertaining

SaintAnger sumkindamonster
02/11/14 11:54 am

My answer is for THAT reason, no, but I don't think relatives should be getting married.

chickencookie Merry Christmas
02/11/14 11:45 am

Govt should not be involved in this. The only problem I have with this - sick or not sick defective genes or not I feel it is morally wrong and would not want my daughter marrying her uncle, brother, or grandfather.

getupbaby South City
02/11/14 11:58 am

What they are actively reproducing? Do you think that is grounds for the gov't to step in?

HayleyS looking up.
02/11/14 11:44 am

I.... I...

Stop it. I am tired of thinking.

DeusOrbus Stay Positive
02/11/14 11:45 am

Nope! you posted evolution polls, no mercy for you!

DeusOrbus Stay Positive
02/11/14 11:43 am

Listen, if two people want to fuck not being married won't stop them.

02/11/14 11:43 am

Just because they get married doesn't mean they'll have kids.

TheCameron UCF
02/11/14 11:41 am

Where is the source that they would be "certainly genetically defected" I know the chances are higher but I don't think it's certain.

droo Santa Barbara
02/11/14 11:43 am

It isn't certain. That part was included just for the sake of argument. This is a semi-series of polls trying to prove the illegitimacy of the argument that potential genetic defect of potential offspring is reason enough to ban a certain marriage.

getupbaby South City
02/11/14 12:00 pm

Brother and sister? That should almost certainly produce genetic defects. Well, I am not a doctor either.