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01/11/2008 03:13 PM ID: 67600 Permalink   

Married Couple Discover They're Twins Separated at Birth


There have been more calls for adopted children to be given information on their biological families after twins adopted and raised by different families married each other.

Neither of them were aware they had any siblings until they found they were married to theirs'. The High Court annulled the marriage, ruling that it was never valid and the identity of the unfortunate pair has been suppressed.

"The right for children to know the identity of their biological parents is a human right. There will be more cases like this if children are not given access to the truth," said Professor Lord Alton, who discovered the case.

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Yeah, more cases, like 1 every 50 years.
  by: silentrage   01/11/2008 03:33 PM     
Anyway, I'd be interested to know if the marriage was annulled because the two of them wanted it annulled, or if the high court just stepped in and did it.
  by: Fratley   01/11/2008 03:34 PM     
Even if that statement is accurate, I don't see how it changes anything.
  by: Fratley   01/11/2008 03:37 PM     
That sucks big time, put yourself in their position. I don't know what I would do. You fall in love with someone get married and then you find out you are twins. WOW!
  by: greatwarrior1   01/11/2008 04:00 PM     
  by: VermiciousG     01/11/2008 04:16 PM     
  Stranger than fiction  
  by: crosimoto     01/11/2008 04:17 PM     
With the amount of people using egg and sperm donors these days, the chances of this happening will be higher.

I would have thought that generally, an effort would be made to keep siblings (especially twins) together if they are adopted, whereas kids born using a sperm or egg donor could have numerous half-siblings that they are completely unaware of. Also, it might be likely that they will live in the same area as their parents will probably have used the same donor centre or whatever.
  by: TabbyCool     01/11/2008 04:30 PM     
  This happened before  
They weren't twins, but a brother & sister who were separated at birth ended up marrying. It was on Donahue back in the mid 80's
  by: barryman9001   01/11/2008 05:15 PM     
  I take it they both live in Redneck Country  
  by: White Albino   01/11/2008 05:54 PM     
The game the whole family can play.
  by: White Albino   01/11/2008 06:18 PM     
good thing they didnt have kids yet (i hope)...didnt actually say how long they were married.
  by: nakedman3   01/11/2008 07:09 PM     
Just ewwwwwww! The marriage itself is weird enough...but I am 100% certain that they had sex/made love...God I bet their chances of suicide/self-harm are extremely high now. If you live in the area watch the obituaries (sp?) for a male and female with the same last name dying/killing themselves over the next few months...
  by: GZadmin   01/11/2008 07:17 PM     
  wasnt there a movie like this?  
I forget the name, and I havent seen it, but I think a married couple finds out they are brother and sister and they choose to remain together in spite of the law telling them otherwise.

Anyone know what im talking about?
  by: reverend j roach     01/11/2008 08:02 PM     
There's the Mike Judge movie Idiocracy. But that's more about the results of letting these things go unchecked.
  by: emceay   01/11/2008 08:44 PM     
this is the first reaction i thought of...
  by: notalentassclown     01/11/2008 08:48 PM     
May as well stay together at that point...just get a vasectomy and prevent the possibilities for mutant ninja babies and let it roll... Its not like they can undo whats been done already.
  by: Pyronius     01/11/2008 11:24 PM     
  by: theironboard     01/11/2008 11:41 PM     
i know some couples start to look alike but hell didnt they notice the similarities?
  by: groomsy     01/11/2008 11:51 PM     
  Blood Tests?  
Well, I'm obviously ignorant on the topic, but I always though that blood tests were required (in the US) before getting married, which would maybe prevent this sort of thing. Apparently only a handful of states in the US actually require blood tests ( Even if you didn't want to know if you were a carrier for different genetic issues, wouldn't you at least want to know if you were related to your mate? Then again, that kind of info would be most helpful before the fun stuff started, which is usually way before marriage these days.
  by: nicohlis     01/12/2008 03:49 AM     
  This is every adopted persons..  
worry, especially when they are young and thinking of a serious relationship.
Believe me this is by no means the first case!
  by: captainJane     01/12/2008 06:35 PM     
I've noticed married couples over the years that I've thought looked more like brother and sister than man & wife. ;) Some people are attracted to people that they look like. It doesn't mean that they are actually related.
Blood tests were just to see if either party had an STD, such as syphilis or Aids. There's no genetic test done.
  by: Lurker     01/12/2008 07:40 PM     
  After reading...  
this artical here... I'm starting to agree with him and think this is just some made up BS.
  by: flatdog   01/12/2008 09:31 PM     
People actually find close relatives unattractive on the biological level as a natural preventative measure against incest?
  by: edya   01/12/2008 10:28 PM     
  Siblings unattractive  
People find siblings unattractive if they live with them from an early age. This includes step-children who are not genetically related.
  by: David M Barger     01/14/2008 04:28 PM     
  Few point  
genetic problems occur after continual in breeding for several generations.
Not once.
So any kids would likely be fine.

Apparently you shouldnt like the smell of close relatives, they did a test where people were given a single t shirt to wear for a week, no deoderant and scentless soap, when asked which t shirts smelt worst, people picked their families clothes.
  by: AnsweringQuestions     01/16/2008 12:55 PM     
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