France. The French government has banned one thing since 1791. For the first time since 1791, it was decided to ban sexual relations with relatives. At the same time, France is on the list of most European nations that prohibit sexual relations with blood relatives.
In an interview with AFP, Secretary of State for Children Adrian Taquet said the government had banned it for the first time in more than 200 years.
Let you know that physical contact with relatives is currently legal unless the children are involved. But the new law criminalizes incest, even if both parties are over 18 years of age. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
“No matter what age you are, you should not have sex with your father, son or daughter,” he said. It’s not a question of age, it’s not a question of adult consent. We are fighting against adultery. The signal should be clear. ‘According to one minister, he was in favor of clear sanctions, which would put France on the list of other European nations.
In 1791, incest, blasphemy, and sodomy were criminalized by French revolutionary forces as they sought to overthrow the Christian apostasy practiced by the monarchy.
The issue was banned for decades until 2021, when Oliver Duhamel, a leading political commentator, faced serious charges. He was accused of sexually abusing his teenage stepdaughter in the 1980’s.
Duhamel admitted the allegations were true but did not face any legal action, as having sex with a teenager was not a crime at the time. But last year, the government passed a law criminalizing sexual relations with close relatives under the age of 18.