Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Irish Brother and Sister Find Love, Make a Family

In a possible case of Genetic Sexual Attraction, a man and woman met, fell in love, and had a child, and then discovered that they have the same biological father. The Daily Mail printed their story.

The extraordinary discovery was confirmed by DNA testing just last month. It has left the couple stunned and shaken – but they are nonetheless vowing to stay together and have more children.

Good for them! Hopefully, the law and community will celebrate and encourage them, rather than attack and oppress them. Laws are on the books that could be used to persecute them.

They have asked that their son be referred to as Mark; James’s mother as Carmel, and his stepfather as Vincent. The name ‘Tom’ is given to the man who, it turns out, fathered both James and Maura.

They’re afraid that their children may be attacked by peers. This is why acceptance of all families needs to be taught.

Carmel had met Tom on a night out during the 1980s. She was 19. They dated for the next four to five weeks but the romance soon fizzled out and they went their separate ways.

But they did sleep together – and during her month-long relationship with Tom, Carmel became pregnant with James.

However, she didn’t tell Tom that she was expecting his child and, by the time James was born, she was already involved in a relationship with Vincent. So it was Vincent who was named as James’s father on his birth certificate.

The child James and Maura already have is apparently healthy. There is no reason to deny them, or anyone else, marriage equality.

But you see that there is bigotry out there.
Everyone would be fine if we didn’t attack people for loving each other. How dare anyone talk about splitting them up? If it weren't for the intrusion of rudeness of others, there would be no issue here, other than what the article discusses: whose names should be on birth records.
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1 comment:

  1. Wait... So they aren't being forced by the government to end their marriage? Hooray for Ireland!


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