His wife was his aunt

I can't quite figure out what dentist Jeffrey Gordon was up to. Was the plan to annul his marriage in order to remarry his wife to make their marriage fully legal? That's what I'm assuming. The law legalizing marrying your aunt-by-marriage must not have been retroactive. But evidently his wife didn't fully trust him. So there must have been more to the story.
Source: The Paris Texas News - Sep 29, 1960.

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Dec 18, 2014
     Category: Family | Husbands | Wives | 1960s

There once lived a man named Oedipus Rex.
You may have heard about his odd complex.
His name appears in Freud's index
'Cause he loved his mother.

I'm supposing that this guy is a descendant.
Posted by KDP on 12/18/14 at 10:37 AM

If you can't find another .. don't ???? your mother
You don't "come" in what you came out of.

Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 12/18/14 at 04:21 PM
The way I read it, he wanted to dump her and just grabbed at a quick legal way to get it annulled. She apparently didn't want him to dump her.
Posted by AdamsonScott on 12/18/14 at 05:56 PM
This sounds like lawyers (or whatever they're called in UK) making hay for unnecessary legal work.

When they were married (14 years ago) there was a law forbidding marriage to any relative but that law was changed/corrected to forbid marriage to blood relatives only. Hence, the aunt, by marriage, was fair game. (or maybe fairly gamey)
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/19/14 at 01:41 AM
But if the marriage wasn't legal back when, it presumably doesn't need an annulment, and they just have to get married, only legally this time. I think Adamson has the right of it.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 12/19/14 at 09:24 AM
I wonder how long the quaint notion that you can't marry a blood relative will last.
Posted by RobK on 12/19/14 at 11:18 AM
I don't give a damn how many laws they change I ain't marrying my brother!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/19/14 at 11:20 AM
RobK: it's not really quaint. It's there mainly to prevent two things: child abuse ("yes, officer, my twelve year old daughter really does want to marry her father"), and inbreeding (not a problem with one cousins' marriage, usually, but after eight generations...).
Posted by Richard Bos on 12/22/14 at 06:43 AM
Scroll down and you will find the story of a man who committed suicide because he is his own grandpa.
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Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/23/14 at 12:13 AM
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