I have no desire to marry my first cousins (so no worries, Sarah, Rachel, Molly or Julie) — nor any recollection of why the idea for this list popped into my strange, strange brain.
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If you’re legislating against adopted first cousins marrying, then you’re legislating morality.
And I’d be shocked, just shocked, to think that any places in this country would try to legislate morality. Go ahead and marry your first cousin, just don’t do it on our turf. Michigan doesn’t have any precedents on it, nor any laws that seem to specifically prohibit it. In Indiana, first cousins or first once removed can get together… In Wisconsin, the way around the ban is for the woman to be over 55 or at least one of the two people to be infertile. it’s one thing for a couple of young, naive cousins to fall in love.
So here, my friends, are the 11 different state laws about first cousin marriage that exist across the 50 states.
I’ve ranked the list from the places where it’s most difficult to marry your first cousin down to the places where anything goes. Maybe someone will find this list, realize that those taboo feelings they’ve been having every year at Thanksgiving aren’t that strange, and use the info gathered here to finally make true love happen.