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

    1 comment:

    skidmark said...

    So only three out of 57 states allow adopted cousins to marry, even though there is no actual genetic "relationship" between adopted cousins? How enlightened.

    And how come all the statees that allow you to marry your cousin don't have some sort of safety rule in place that says she has to be hawt and have all her teeth?

    stay safe.