Monday, January 14, 2008

Rules of attraction take strange twist

Richard Woods, Claire Newell | January 14, 2008

IMAGINE what they thought, imagine the turmoil they endured.

They are the twins who, it emerged on Friday, were separated at birth and given up for adoption only to meet by chance years later - and marry.

The man and woman, unaware they were siblings, had grown up in different families. Yet when fate brought them together again, they experienced an uncanny bond and a sexual attraction.

As Lord Alton, who revealed the case, said: "They were never told they were twins.

"They met later in life and felt an inevitable attraction."

Did they sense something? It certainly must have seemed odd: both had been born on the same day in the same year.

According to Lord Alton, who was told about the case by a judge, the couple married and later discovered they were twins.

The marriage was annulled at a special hearing in the High Court last year with the judge ruling it had never been valid. Under Britain's 1986 Marriage Act, it is illegal to marry your sibling, parent, grandparent, grandchild and various other blood relatives.

And now, the rest of the story...

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