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post #7156 of 13273
I suppose only the act of marriage is illegal, not being married. Otherwise you could legally get married in one state, then be a felon by moving across state lines.
post #7157 of 13273
The list of states where you can and can't marry your cousin is a little surprising. To me, anyway.

http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/human-services/state-laws-regarding-marriages-between-first-cousi.aspx

New York, Connecticut, California, Massachussetts are ok with cousin marriage, while Kentucky, Mississippi, and Texas all outlaw it
post #7158 of 13273
There is a theory that you don't have to prohibit something that doesn't happen anyway. You only outlaw something to stop people who keep trying it.
post #7159 of 13273
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

I suppose only the act of marriage is illegal, not being married. Otherwise you could legally get married in one state, then be a felon by moving across state lines.

The Wikipedia article on the topic says "some" states recognize marriages that were performed in other states, so I wonder how that actually works. It could be that other states just don't recognize the marriage as valid, sort of like what's happening with gay marriage.
post #7160 of 13273
I wouldn't be so fast to sell short on cousin love. If I had a cousin who was, say, one of the Playboy Girls Next Door, I would totally smash her, cousin or no.
post #7161 of 13273
If you were handsome or charming enough to smash a cousin that attractive, one would hope you'd have other options.
post #7162 of 13273
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

I wouldn't be so fast to sell short on cousin love. If I had a cousin who was, say, one of the Playboy Girls Next Door, I would totally smash her, cousin or no.

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post #7163 of 13273
I suppose if you smashed but didn't marry, you still wouldn't be a felon.

I wonder what conditions Arizona, Illinois, Utah, Wisconsin, Indiana and Maine would allow it. I suppose one would be propagation of the species after zombie apocalypse
post #7164 of 13273
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I can't fathom how you could marry a first cousin. My first cousins are like my sisters. But even if you're not that close, your parents are siblings, ffs

I know someone here, early 30s, who got married a couple of years back to her 1st cousin whom she was having a long distance relationship. when I asked someone whats the deal, they all said she's marrying for the money and security... and this is a very educated person who has a pretty nice career at that time. suffice to say in the wedding itself there was no bride side and groom side.
post #7165 of 13273
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If you were handsome or charming enough to smash a cousin that attractive, one would hope you'd have other options.

Fuck I hate people who devalue lazy.
post #7166 of 13273
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I suppose if you smashed but didn't marry, you still wouldn't be a felon.

I wonder what conditions Arizona, Illinois, Utah, Wisconsin, Indiana and Maine would allow it. I suppose one would be propagation of the species after zombie apocalypse

The link up there says it has to do with the age and/or child bearing capability. Most of them say both parties have to be over 65, but some say 50 and some say only the woman needs to be over a certain age or unable to bear children.
post #7167 of 13273
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Fuck I hate people who devalue lazy.

It takes a special kind of lazy to think "my cousin is a little less hassle than the other bar skanks" The only time saving would be not having to add her number to your phonebook
post #7168 of 13273
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It takes a special kind of lazy to think "my cousin is a little less hassle than the other bar skanks" The only time saving would be not having to add her number to your phonebook

You would save some time introducing her to your family as well.
post #7169 of 13273
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

I suppose only the act of marriage is illegal, not being married. Otherwise you could legally get married in one state, then be a felon by moving across state lines.

Being married to your cousin is not a criminal offense anywhere in the US. Having sex with your cousin is illegal in a handful of states, and cousin marriages are void in many others. There are a few states where it's not a valid marriage if you marry there, but if you get married somewhere else and then move there it's valid. West Virginia, for example.

Also, we are all at least 50th cousins with each other.
post #7170 of 13273
I don't have any cousins, but if I did, I would probably marry one of them. Here's my thinking: if the Lord saw fit to put us in proximity like that, He must have been giving us a sign that we should join forces. (Unless the cousin was ugly; that itself would be a sign that we should not join forces.)
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