Imagine that you are a politician who has been asked to examine marriage and the law. One of your teams asks whether a marriage between a man and his widow’s sister should be legal. What would you say?
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If a man has a widow then he must be dead, so there isn’t really too much of a legal issue.
However, you could argue that it is possible for a man to marry his widow’s sister. Imagine a man marrying a woman, separating from her, and then re-marrying his first wife’s sister. When he dies his first marriage would have been to his widow’s sister!.
Any other perspectives on the issue?
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