Senator Rick Santorum commented on a pending U. Supreme Court case involving sodomy laws primarily as a matter of constitutional rights to privacy and equal protection under the law:. Counterpoint Press. In some cases, mother-son incest is best classified as acquaintance rape of the mother by the adolescent son. In other countries, incestuous relationships between consenting adults with the age varying by location are permitted, including in the NetherlandsFranceSlovenia and Spain. For example, some accounts say that Elpinice was for a time married to her half-brother Cimon. Inbreeding, Incest, and the Incest Taboo:
It is now generally accepted that sibling marriages were widespread among all classes in Egypt during the Graeco-Roman period.
Criminal Justice Policy Review. Der Spiegel. Stanford University Press via Google Books. Clarendon Press. However, relations between siblings, which may have been tolerated in other cultures, were considered abhorrent.