Monday, November 15, 2010

Update on Maura and James

A comment on a previous update on Maura and James prompted me to check to see what the latest news was about them. I found this article, complete with pictures blurred to protect their identities. They had their wedding, but were planning to leave Ireland.

But so determined are they to spend the rest of their lives together that they sealed their union during an intimate civil marriage ceremony last week.

And in a further twist, the couple, who discovered they were siblings after they conceived their first child, are expecting another baby.

But the pressures of the secret they have shared for years is forcing them to emigrate as they fear that if they remain living in Ireland it will only be a matter of time before the authorities become aware of their identities and prosecute them for being involved in an incestuous relationship.

I wonder if they’ve left yet, and how the baby is doing?

‘But I never had any second thoughts about going through with the wedding. A few weeks into our relationship I definitely knew that I wanted to marry James,’ says Maura.

May they have a long and happy life together, and may the laws catch up with the times and stop hindering consensual relationships.

Maura and James, if you find this blog, please contact me to let us know how you are doing. I’ll share anything you want me to share here, or if you’d rather not make more news I’ll keep the correspondence private.
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