A bizarre and sad story is dominating the media in Britain today, as a married couple makes a devastating discovery:
The Times of London reports:
Twins who were separated at birth married each other without knowing they were brother and sister. The couple were adopted as babies by different families, and neither was told that they had a twin.
They met, fell in love and got married before discovering that they were blood relatives. The British couple were recently granted an annulment at a special hearing at the High Court in London, the Evening Standard reported today.
… Professor Lord Alton, who uncovered the case, said that the twins’ experience demonstrated the need to strengthen the rights of children to know the identity of their biological parents.
The Daily Telegraph adds:
The couple’s identities, along with details of how they met and fell in love, remain a closely-guarded secret.
Lord Alton said: “They were never told they were twins. They met later in life and felt an inevitable attraction, and the judge had to deal with the consequences of their marriage that they entered into, and all the issues of their separation. 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. The needs of the child must always be paramount.”