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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 02:25 PM

2. Also bizarre:

- Cousin Marriage Law in the United States:

Laws regarding first-cousin marriage in the United States

Dark Blue- First-cousin marriage is legal
Light Blue- Allowed with requirements or exceptions
Pink- Banned with exceptions1
Red- Statute bans first-cousin marriage1
Dark Red- Criminal offense1
1 Some states recognize marriages performed elsewhere, while other states do not.

..Current position: Several states of the United States prohibit cousin marriage.[1][2] As of February 2014, 24 U.S. states prohibit marriages between first cousins, 19 U.S. states allow marriages between first cousins, and 7 U.S. states allow only some marriages between first cousins.[3] Seven states prohibit first-cousin-once-removed marriages.[4] Some states prohibiting cousin marriage recognize cousin marriages performed in other states, but despite occasional claims that this holds true in general,[5] laws also exist that explicitly void all foreign cousin marriages or marriages conducted by state residents out of state...

More, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cousin_marriage_law_in_the_United_States#:~:text=6%20See%20also-,Current%20position,some%20marriages%20between%20first%20cousins.

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