Jeremy Irons Worries Gay Marriage Would Lead To Fathers Marrying Sons


In a conversation with HuffPo Live Josh Zepps on Wednesday, Jeremy Irons discussed gay marriage and civil unions.

“Could a father not marry his son?” he asked. During the interview, the English actor worried that same-sex marriage would lead to fathers marrying their sons in an attempt to pass on estates without being taxed. Though, he explained “it’s not incest between men” because “incest is there to protect us from inbreeding, but men don’t breed.”

“It seems to me that now they’re fighting for the name,” Irons said later. “I worry that it means somehow we debase, or we change, what marriage is. I just worry about that.”

Watch the bizarre interview at HuffPo.