Saturday, April 6, 2013
Jeremy Irons Asks if Gay Marriage Would See Fathers Marry Sons (Video) 7:57 PM PDT 4/4/2013 by Aaron Couch (THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER)
The "Borgias" star speculates tax advantages could push unions between immediate family members.
Jeremy Irons has some questions about what same-sex marriage would mean for familial relationships and the legal system.
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In particular, the Borgias star wonders if it could open the door for fathers and sons to marry, perhaps as a way for a father to pass down his property without estate taxes upon death.
"Could a father not marry his son?" Irons asked during an interview with The Huffington Post. He said this technically would not be incest if it were between men, because "incest is there to protect us from inbreeding, but men don't breed.”