Thursday, March 21, 2013

Shame on Grant County, Wisconsin

This was something I posted in 2010, and I'm bumping it up because it shows the importance of having relationship rights for all adults, and why the US Supreme Court should make a bold ruling for relationship rights, including full marriage equality, for all adults.

In what has to be an update to case I wrote about back in May 2010, a 25 year-old Blue River, Wisconsin man is has been convicted of incest because of consensual sex with another adult.

A Grant County jury convicted a 25-year-old Blue River man of having sex with his 19-year-old sister at least 10 times in 2009.

The jury should have nullified.

David Bisbach is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 12 at 3:45 p.m. He faces a maximum fine of $25,000, imprisonment at a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 years, or both.

His sister is being charged, too.

Elizabeth Roen, Bisbach’s sister, is also scheduled to face charges during a jury trial on Oct 6 at 9 a.m. in Grant County Circuit Court.

So who exactly is the victim? This must have been consensual Why are consenting adults being prosecuted for private sex?

From an earlier story

The man told investigators that his sister was the aggressor and she had filed court documents identifying him as the father of a child that she had in February, according to the complaint.

Sounds like she told the truth about who fathered her child. She could have lied and tagged some other guy for child support. It happens, especially if the falsely tagged man doesn’t see the paperwork in time to object because he doesn’t or no longer lives at the address provided on the paperwork. But that’s another story. She tells the truth about the father of her child, and the reward for her honesty is a criminal trial against both her and her brother.

For what? This is worse than a waste of public resouces. This is using public resources to persecute consenting adults for enjoying sex together in private. They should not only not be sent to prison, they should be allowed and encouraged to marry so that their child will have an intact family.

If you ever end up on a jury in a case like this, you do have the option of refusing to vote for conviction, even if the prosecution has proven their case. And you should, because there shouldn't be laws against against consensual sex. Laws should protect people, especially children from predators.... rapists, molestors. Laws should not interfere in loving relationships. Shame on the prosecutors for even bringing this case. Future generations are going to look back at this and think our generation was backward.
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