Question: Why is it illegal to marry your sister?

Romantic and sexual relationships between siblings or other family members is called incest, and if one of the people involved are under the age of consent then it is illegal because its illegal for an adult to date a minor.

Is it illegal for a brother and sister to get married?

Kevin and Deborah Jefferies have been in love for at least 10 years and wish to get married, but under the Federal Marriage Act 1961 - which prevents brothers and sisters from marrying - their relationship is taboo.

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