Sometimes I wonder about strange things, and lately I’ve been wondering about the following hypothetical situation.
Let’s say that I’m adopted. At 20 years old, I meet a wonderful woman who I fall deeply in love with. With so much in common it seems we are made for each other. Not only do we have almost identical likes and dislikes, but we are BOTH adopted. We get married, buy a house, and have a few kids.
Fast forward 20 years and, for whatever reason, we decided to try to find our birth families. We both manage to find our biological mother and discover that our mother is the same person. We are brother and sister!! Our mother had fraternal twins, a boy and a girl, and gave them both up for adoption!
So what happens now? Do we stay married? Are we forced to divorce? Is it possible to be convicted of incest even though we had no idea we were siblings? Would it be morally wrong to stay together? Would it be illegal to stay together? Obviously, this would be a tough situation. What are the legal ramifications? What are the moral ramifications?