Question: Is it illegal to marry your first cousin?

Twenty-four states prohibit marriages between first cousins. Twenty states and the District of Columbia allow cousins to marry; six states permit first-cousin marriage only under certain circumstances.

Is it illegal to marry your first cousin in Australia?

The Guidelines on the Marriage Act 1961 for Marriage Celebrants states, “An uncle may marry his niece and an aunt may marry her nephew” and ” Cousins may marry each other”. Under Australian law its illegal for a man to marry his grandmother, mother, sister or half-sister, daughter or granddaughter.

Its legal to marry your cousin in the UK - and it happens more often than you might think. Marriage between cousins is a contentious topic across the globe, but you may be surprised to hear its completely legal in the UK.

Which states allow first cousins to marry?

SummaryStateFirst cousin marriage allowedSexual relations or cohabitation allowedAlaskaNoYesArizonaOnly if both parties are 65 or older, or one is infertileNoArkansasNoYesCaliforniaYesYes43 more rows

Can you marry a 1st cousin?

While it may be presumed that an ancestor or descendant of the person would include a first cousin, it does not. So, while it is illegal (for good reason) to marry your parents or your grandparents, you are legally able to marry your first cousin.

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