It depends on the State
I am my son's father & 2nd cousin
When's the big day?
its interesting how most of the northernn states exceppt on the east coast ban it. Course that still doesn't explain Jamestown, ND
Who was the person who had some other weird question similar to this.
My opinion regarding this, is whether its legal or not, it should not be done as it poses a great risk to the offspring produced.
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Prince Charles & Princess Diana were 10th cousins. Does that count as hillbilly love?
The real question is, if two people in West Virginia get divorced, are they still brother and sister?
i don't know what to vote. my first cousin is male. though marrying a cousin of the opposite sex is legal here, same sex is not. not that i'd want to.
my second cousin is smokin' hot, though. and she's a cyclist. too bad we're related and have known each other thirty years - most people who've known me longer than a week don't want to be seen with me. those that have known me longer are even more afraid.
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When you wore a tulip, A sweet yellow tulip, And I wore a big red rose, When you caressed me, 'twas then Heaven blessed me, What a blessing, no one knows, You made life cheery, When you called me dearie, 'Twas down where the blue grass grows, Your lips were sweeter than julep, When you wore that tulip, And I wore a big red rose.
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wow, interesting... i'm ashamed to be from NJ
I know a pair of seemingly normal attractive people who are married and happen to be second cousins. They see nothing wrong with it, and have kids. Who am i to judge? Is making jokes the same as judging?
Interesting that you can't marry your first cousin in Arkansas. Who'da thunk it?
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I'm pretty sure its illegal in most states.
First cousins anyway.
And the thought of it makes my skin crawl.
I wish there was an emoticon for that feelin'
Its 1 step above f**ck'n your brother
My BF's ex-wife lives with her first cousin.
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My family is frum the souf.
All southern familys have hot cousins.
We do it all tha time.
Here in NC, If you marry a gal in one county and divorce her in another your still brother and sister.
Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......
You can't marry my cousin, because of the restraining order and all.
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If you marry someone who isn't kin in some way, doesn't that make it a mixed marriage?
Assuming that you can't remember anything before you're about 3 or 4 years old, she would be at least 33 now, more likely 35. She's out of the "smokin' hot" category based on her age.Originally Posted by jhota
oh burnOriginally Posted by sestivers
My first lover was 33 when I was slightly more than half her age. "Smokin' hot" can mean different things to different people but based on my experience a woman is just coming into her prime at about 30. And that is as much as I wish to say.Originally Posted by sestivers
I hadn't considered this before but I wonder if one of the reasons for miscegenation laws (besides the main one of racism) was to keep people from unkowingly marrying their half-brother or half-sister. That wouldn't account for states in which the marriage license application has a section for "relationship to spouse" I suppose.
You are kidding, right? I wouldn't be able to keep myself from putting "brother" on there, or "High school history teacher." That's just awesome.Originally Posted by BroMax
oh damn. that's just wrong.Originally Posted by MERTON
That's actually a common misperception:Originally Posted by TexasGuy
Some societies have successfully practiced cousin or even brother-sister marriage for many generations (usually among the royalty, don't want to dilute that royal blood!).Originally Posted by wikipedia--incest taboo
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That explains a lot!Originally Posted by Eggplant Jeff
In my travels around the world, it's quite a common practice, and I haven't seen many ill effects. There are still a lot of clan based societies where it is quite common to marry one's cousin. Typically it's a 2nd or 3rd, but sometimes on the first level. I really don't know the legality here in the US. However, since marriage is an issue handled sovereignly by the different semi-sovereign states, I'm sure it depends on the state. However, with the full faith and credit clause of our beloved constitution, if they were married in a state where it is legal, that marriage must by honored in a state where it is considered illegal.