Man Fails to Overturn Germany’s Incest Ban


The UK Christian Institute:

A German man who fathered four children with his sister has failed to get his conviction for incest overturned at the European Court of Human Rights.

The court ruled that Germany’s criminalisation of sex between siblings is justified for the protection of marriage and the family.

But Patrick Stuebing claims his sexual relationship with his sister is not abnormal, and that Germany has interfered with his rights to privacy and a family life.

Judges at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) commented that Germany’s ban on incest was “aimed at the protection of morals and the rights of others”.