Mother and Son Are In Love And Want To Change The Laws So They Can Be Together

A 36-year-old mother and her 19-year-old son are in love and are willing to do whatever it takes to make their relationship work, even if that means fighting the law to make their relationship legal. However, if they fail and are found guilty of incest, they both face up to 18 months in prison. In the meantime, they’ve decided to go public with the affair to raise awareness of Genetic Se xual Attraction (GSA) relationships.

But what exactly is a GSA relationship? It’s the attraction between close relatives (siblings, half-siblings, first or second cousins) who first meet as adults and fall in love. And according to, that’s exactly what happened to Monica Mares and Caleb Peterson. She was 16 years old when she gave birth to him, and gave him up for adoption. They reconnected when he was 18 years old last Christmas, after getting in touch over Facebook.

Courtesy of Monica Mares to Daily Mail

Soon after, their relationship became intimate. Mares told the Daily Mail that their relationship began as mother and son but then she started getting ‘crazy feelings’. When she first told him, she was scared of what his reaction would be, but he took the news well.

We talked about it and we took off to the park. I said, ‘Would you ever date your mom?’ And he said: ‘would you ever date your son? And I said, ‘Honest truth yes I would,’ ‘ she told the Daily Mail.


Courtesy of Monica Mares to Daily Mail

Because of the trial, Mares is not allowed to see any of her children, including Peterson, yet she believes it has all been worth it. ‘If they lock me up for love, then they lock me up. There is no way anybody could pull us apart, and I really do love him,’ she told

‘I never thought I was crazy for having these feelings because I didn’t see her as my mom,’ Peterson told Kansas City. ‘It was more like going to a club and meeting a random person. It didn’t feel wrong, it felt normal.’ They never thought they would get into trouble for the relationship. ‘We were both consenting adults–when it comes down to it.’

Courtesy of Monica Mares to Daily Mail

Despite all the hate they’ve received since they went public with their affair, Mares and Peterson are supported by their family and community, including Dayto Chavez, Mares’ ex and father to two of her sons, Joseph, 12, and Moses, 9.

Courtesy of Monica Mares to Daily Mail

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