From this, the media have concluded that marrying your first cousin is "OK." Is it?
As Frame Game has argued before, topics such as sex with animals, dog-eating, and sex with cousins are never as simple as they're made out to be.
Dear Alice, What are the pros and cons (legally and morally) of dating your 1st cousin?
To make a long story short, my cousin and I became close friends, then fell in love with each other.
You can't just say the practice in question is icky.
Legally, you can date and be intimate with your first cousin, but if you are considering marriage, laws vary by state and country. S., some states legally forbid first cousins from marrying, some require genetic counseling before legal union can take place, and other states require proof that at least one potential spouse is infertile.The Bible has a great deal to say about cousin marriage, and not once does it say anything negative.To the contrary, all references to cousin marriage in scripture are 100% supportive.Perhaps Christianity was the faith of one's parent or grandparent, and although the individual does not particularly follow the faith, they were ingrained from childhood that God is the ultimate authority, and the Bible is God's instruction book to mankind.Whether one truly believes in the Bible or not, it seems to have become a social standard to attribute one's own assumptions of right from wrong on scripture.You can find out more about family law in your own state by contacting a legal services office, a law school that offers legal services to students and the public, or searching your state's homepage on the internet.