Monday, September 05, 2011

For all my White Trash friends out there

Just in case you were wondering where to live after you attain your GED.
Coming up next week - States with the best Food Stamp allowances.

Can you legally marry your cousin?
Note: All states allow the marriage of second cousins.


  • Alabama: First cousins, yes.



  • Alaska: First cousins, yes.



  • Arizona: First cousins, yes, only if they are over a certain age or cannot bear children. Half cousins, yes.



  • Arkansas: No



  • California: First cousins, yes.



  • Colorado: First cousins, yes.



  • Connecticut: First cousins, yes.



  • Delaware: No



  • District of Columbia: First cousins, yes.



  • Florida: First cousins, yes.



  • Georgia: First cousins, yes.



  • Hawaii: First cousins, yes.



  • Idaho: No



  • Illinois: First cousins, yes, only if they are over a certain age or cannot bear children.



  • Indiana: First cousins once removed, yes, only if they are over a certain age or cannot bear children.



  • Iowa: No



  • Kansas: Half cousins, yes.



  • Kentucky: No



  • Louisiana: Marriage between first cousins is not allowed.



  • Maine: First cousins, yes, only if they are over a certain age or cannot bear children, or if they get genetic counseling.



  • Maryland: First cousins, yes.



  • Massachusetts: First cousins, yes.



  • Michigan: No



  • Minnesota: No, unless aboriginal culture of the couple permits cousin marriages.



  • Mississippi: Adopted cousins, yes.



  • Missouri: No



  • Montana: Half cousins, yes.



  • Nebraska: Half cousins, yes.



  • Nevada: Half cousins, yes.



  • New Hampshire: No



  • New Jersey: First cousins, yes.



  • New Mexico: First cousins, yes.



  • New York: First cousins, yes.



  • North Carolina: First cousins, yes. Double first cousins are not allowed to get married.



  • North Dakota: No



  • Ohio: No



  • Oklahoma: Half cousins, yes.



  • Oregon: Adopted cousins, yes.



  • Pennsylvania: No



  • Rhode Island: First cousins, yes.



  • South Carolina: First cousins, yes.



  • South Dakota: No



  • Tennessee: First cousins, yes.



  • Texas: No.



  • Utah: First cousins, yes, only if they are over a certain age or cannot bear children.



  • Vermont: First cousins, yes.



  • Virginia: First cousins, yes.



  • Washington: No



  • West Virginia: Adopted cousins, yes.



  • Wisconsin: First cousins once removed, yes, only if they are over a certain age or cannot bear children.



  • Wyoming: No



  • http://marriage.about.com/cs/marriagelicenses/a/cousin.htm