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In the Reformatio Legum of our Church, it is stated that "those degrees which affect the man, also affect the woman"—"paribus semper pro pinquitatum gradibus"—"being always equal degrees of relationship." Now, this stands to sense, that what affects man equally affects woman.For instance, a man may not marry his mother; then a woman may not marry her father.

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In the first forbidden marriage, it is stated that a woman shall not uncover the nakedness of her father so that this expression is equally applicable to marriage of woman with man as it is to man with woman.

The particular reason against this marriage is that the man is her father, i.e. Therefore the particular reason for a woman not marrying her sister's husband is that it is her sister's nakedness. But we may see as clearly in another way from these verses in Leviticus that kinship and affinity are reckoned the same by God, whether relationship by marriage be henceforth one of sanguinity, when physiologists themselves would forbid it, or not.

After this, throughout, the case of the man only is given.

The rule established for the woman is, shortly—place for man, woman, and for the female or male relationship its equal in the opposite gender—-e.g.

So we go on down the list, putting the case of the woman in the way God commences. Other forbidden marriages are given in verse 17, and from the whole list many others are forbidden. Well, if we leave brother, it is absurd, for then it would be a woman may not marry her brother’s husband, which is, of course, impossible. It simply must be for the woman, that she cannot marry her sister’s husband.

But, it is idle to talk of it being allowable for a man to marry his deceased wife's sister, when that sister is strictly forbidden by the law of God to marry him.

We hold the same doctrine, gathered from the Word of God.

Right up to the sixteenth century we held the same as the Roman par, and since the Reformation we declare such connections illegal.

Now, the Church has ever taught, does and will to the end teach from Scripture, that "a man may not marry his deceased wife's sister," or, which is the same thing, "a woman may not marry her sister's husband." The Church consists of two great parts—the Eastern and the Western.

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