Shore-Area Assemblywoman Angelini Proposing Ban on Incest in New Jersey

Source: Asbury Park Press

Adult incest, surprisingly, is legal in New Jersey. But that could change.

A Shore-area assemblywoman says she’ll propose legislation banning adult incest, in the wake of a New York magazine interview with an anonymous Great Lakes-area 18-year-old who says she plans to informally marry her long-estranged biological father and move to New Jersey because there aren’t penalties in the state so long as both participants in the sexual relationship are at least 18 years old.

“It might be hard to believe, but incest among consenting adults is technically legal in New Jersey,” Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, R-Monmouth, said in announcing the legislation. “Obviously, these types of relationships violate our acceptable moral s