PE01681: Adult Consensual Incestuous Relationships and Marriage


Petitioner: Richard Morris


Date Lodged: 15 December 2017

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to decriminalize incest between persons of legal age of consent, and grant people in adult consensual incestuous relationships (CIAO people) the same right to marry as all other consenting adults.

Petition History:


21 December 2017: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the basis that the Scottish Law Commission undertook a report on this issue as recently as 2007 and concluded that the majority view at the time favored retaining the offence and the current definition. Link to Official Report 21 December 2017

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