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.Continue Reading
The National Conference of State Legislatures states that Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Utah and Wisconsin allow first cousins to marry, but only if at least one person in the union is incapable of reproducing or if either one or both of the couple is over a certain age. Maine allows first cousins to marry if a physician's certificate of genetic counseling is obtained. Marriage between first cousins is legal in Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachussetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia.Learn more about Is This Illegal?
It is legal in all U.S. States for second cousins to marry. According to Cousin Couples and the book "Clinical Genetics Handbook," there is a very small, if any, chance of genetic defects in second-cousin marriage.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >
Duke University informs international students an F-1 visa allows them to marry, provided both individuals meet the qualifications for marriage. Once married, the holder of the F-1 visa is able to file for permanent residence using Form I-130.Full Answer >
It is legal to buy a hedgehog in most states; however, certain locations have laws barring hedgehog purchases and ownership, according to National Journal. Hedgehogs are illegal to buy in Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Maine and California, as well as Washington, D.C. and New York City's boroughs.Full Answer >