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    Default Separated-at-birth twins get married

    Separated-at-birth twins get married

    LONDON (AFP) - Twins who were separated at birth and adopted by different sets of parents later married each other without realising they were brother and sister, a peer has told the House of Lords.

    David Alton, an independent, pro-life member of the Lords, said the brother and sister were granted an annulment after a high court judge ruled that the marriage had never validly existed.

    The Catholic politician -- who discovered the case after talking to a judge -- used it to highlight perceived deficiencies in the government's proposed Human Embryology and Tissues Bill, which is currently going through parliament.

    The bill is designed to make it easier for lesbian and gay couples to have children through assisted reproduction, recognising same-sex partners as legal parents of babies conceived through donated sperm, eggs or embryos.

    But it contains no provision to require the identity of the donor to be disclosed, potentially meaning a child could not be told they were conceived by assisted reproduction.

    Alton raised the case of the married twins -- who were born after IVF treatment -- during a debate on December 10, details of which only appeared on Friday.

    "There are implications for everybody involved, but the needs of the child will always be paramount, and it is right that we should therefore make the process as transparent as possible," Alton told the Lords.

    IVF -- which increases the chances of multiple births -- meant such cases could become more common if the law does not require children to be told they were donor conceived and have access to their genetic history, he said.

    "The right of children to know the identity of their biological parents is a human right," he added Friday.

    "There will be more cases like this if children are not given access to the truth. The needs of the child must always be paramount."

    The identities of the twins and details of their relationship and marriage have been kept secret, but it was known they were separated soon after birth and never told they were twins.

    They only discovered they were blood relatives after the wedding.

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    I thought all Brits were related. Graeme? j/k
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    You have to wonder what their first reaction was when they found out. Was it:

    a) "I think I just vomited a little in my mouth."

    or

    b) "My sister is hot."
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    Have you ever noticed how a lot of couples look like one another? People are often attracted to other people who look like themselves.

    A little too literal in this case...

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    other than the biological issues involving their having a child, given the circumstances, I don't see why they couldn't have just continued on. I know that must sound crazy but really...they met each other and fell in love as two separate individuals...the fact that they are related after the fact...well...what are you gonna do? As far as they are concerned, as far as their entire lives, they aren't related. Just seems that they could have gone on the rest of their lives married and in love or whatever...i don't know...it's certainly unusual but who's to say they shouldn't have been allowed to go on together....

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    I didn't know England had a 'deep south.'
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    Just saw that on CNN.com. They could of stayed married and moved to Arkansas, where that is allowed!
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    Poor bastard. Goes through life, looking seemingly in vain for that one elusive woman, that one special someone that will make everything fall into place. And after a long and tedious search, he finally finds her. And it turns out that after all of this time, after all of the fruitless one night stands and failed relationships, through all of the letdowns and heartbreak, his one and only true companion turns out to be his goofy sister.
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    you know...in a very strange backwards sort of way, it's kind of romantic...the developed together in the womb as close as two humans can be only to be torn away from one another...and after a lifetime of searching for their missing half, they finally found each other...talk about soul mates.

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    Do you think they may have wondered it before since they would have had the same bithdate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    Do you think they may have wondered it before since they would have had the same bithdate?
    do you wonder if you're talking to a long lost twin if they happen to have the same birthday as you do? I've met at least 3 or 4 people in my life that had my birthday...

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    I might if they had the EXACT same birthdate (with year) and we made an instant connection. I wouldn't say it would be my first reaction, but you know someone joked along the way: "You guys are like twins separated at birth."
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    Have you ever noticed how a lot of couples look like one another? People are often attracted to other people who look like themselves.

    A little too literal in this case...
    Shit For years I used to wonder if Val and Ed were brother and sister.

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    I have a twin sister myself, I cannot even imagine how traumatizing this whole ordeal must be for them. Fucking sick and so sad...

    BTW jimmy, LOVED the deep south joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    developed together in the womb as close as two humans can be only to be torn away from one another...and after a lifetime of searching for their missing half, they finally found each other
    and then fucked each other mad crazy!

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