Why can't a father marry his daughter? The definition of marriage has always been
malleable (much like the United States Constitution). How can something that is
morally wrong today be morally right tomorrow?
In the past, polygamy was legal; that changed. Back in the 1700's, women lost most
of their personal rights and became the legal property of their husbands when they
got married; today they do not. In 2013 many states began accepting gay marriage,
in 2012 gay marriage was a ridiculous prospect. Soon, polygamy will be legal again
as well.In some states, one may marry their cousin; in others, its a felony punished
as a sex crime. What magical formula makes a state line the moral determinant of
In short, marriage never has meant anything concrete, and whatever ‘society says'
is what goes at the moment. Even gays are getting married in some states now. So
why claim that marriage has always been the same? It changed before, and the world
didn't end. So it can change again to a more inclusive definition of parents and
their children in incestuous marriages.
So why not let father's who are lonesome after their wife passed away take solace
in marrying their daughters, if the daughters are willing?