The legality of cousins marrying varies between states, with 25 prohibiting it outright. However, marriages between cousins that take place in states where such unions are legal are usually recognized in states where they are not legal.Continue Reading
It is legal for first cousins to marry in the following states:
First cousins may also marry each other in the District of Columbia, too. In North Carolina, double cousin marriage is not legal, however. In Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Utah and Wisconsin, cousin marriage is only legal between couples who are at least 50 years of age, although the age restrictions vary between states. In Maine, cousins hoping to marry must first obtain a certificate of genetic counseling from a physician. In all other states, cousin marriage is illegal.Learn more about Is This Illegal?
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, laws regarding cousin marriage in the United States mostly apply to marriage between first cousins, rendering marriage to a third cousin legal. Only 25 states prohibit first cousin marriage under any circumstances.Full Answer >
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